The Robbers, drama in five acts by Friedrich Schiller, published in and produced in as Die Räuber. Set in 16th-century Germany, The Robbers. The The Robbers Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author by Friedrich Schiller . An analysis of THE ROBBERS, a play by Friedrich Schiller.

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Karl told her about his love which thought he was dead. It has even been stated, and often been repeated since, that a practical exemplification of this doctrine occurred, about this time, in Germany. Maximilian was asleep, and Amalia was next to him.

When Karl heard the name Amalia he rose up. Schiller commenced it in his nineteenth year; and the circumstances under which it was composed are to be traced in all its parts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Wallenstein trilogy is good, too. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Franz was the complete opposite of his brother, and he was bitter because his father loved Karl more than he loved him. In his preface, he speaks of the moral effect of The Robbers in terms which do honor to his heart, while they show the inexperience of his head. She told him he should be ashamed of his actions. Feb 18, Regitze rated it liked it Shelves: She knew that the robber was her Karl.

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The British Theatre Guide. The young author had burst upon the world like a meteor; and surprise, for a time, suspended the power of cool and rational criticism. We may exclaim against the blind madness of the hero; but there is a towering grandeur about him, a whirlwind force of passion and of will, which catches our hearts, and puts the scruples of criticism to silence. After publishing this book, as a military doctor he was forbidden to pursue his literary career, so he ran to Stuttgart rpbbers he was free to keep on writing.


Friedrich Schiller was one of the most influential of all playwrights, the author of deeply moving dramas that explored human fears, desires and ideals.

In Germany, the enthusiasm which The Robbers excited was extreme. I was unacquainted with men; for the four hundred that lived with me were but repetitions of the same creature, true casts of one single mould, and of that very mould which plastic nature solemnly disclaimed Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

The inferior banditti are painted with greater vigor, yet still in rugged and ill-shapen forms; their individuality is kept up by an extravagant exaggeration of their several peculiarities.

Daniel told him that his father thought Karl was dead and that he made his brother his heir.

Hurried on by the headlong impetuosity of his temper, he entangles himself in these perplexities; and thinks to penetrate them, not by skill and patience, but by open force. It has shared the fate of German politics and history: Yet the latter on the whold come off victorious.

The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He managed to banish his brother but knowing how his father was he knew he would send people to look for Karl, so he got Hermann to help him make Maximilian believe that Karl was dead.

He also told him that he wrote a letter to his father asking for his forgiveness and to allow him to come back home. Retrieved 22 September The old man woke up, and Franz hid him in the forest. When rhyming verse robberx translated and forced into the same meter and rhyme scheme, Thf have a hard time staying interested undistracted may be a better description.


Schiller’s highly emotional language and his depiction of physical violence mark the play as a quintessential Sturm und Drang work. Wallenstein is considered Schiller’s masterpiece, but I did not enjoy it all that much.

Dec 27, Nihilist rated it liked it. Schiller raises many disturbing issues in the play. Mourn with me Nature! Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are fgiedrich.

Translations of The Robbers soon appeared in almost all the languages of Europe, and were read in all of them, with a deep interest, compounded sdhiller admiration and aversion, according to the relative proportions of sensibility and judgment in the various minds which contemplated the subject. I appreciate the talent required of the translator, but maybe some things should just be left to the native speakers.

I was outraged that the Pastor says that there are two heinous sins – patr Intensely meolodramatic, extremely gloomy in tone, totally lacking in humour – but as critics say, full of energy and certainly compelling.

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He also retold Daniel all about his dream of preparing a royal feast. Jun 07, Lucinda Elliot rated it really liked it. Franz gobbers Amalia he willingly proclaims himself her slave, but she rejected him.