A philosophy of life as revealed by selected tales of Gottfried Keller

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dc.contributor.advisor Warner, Ronald C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Paula J. Flinchum en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:06Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .S65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180760
dc.description.abstract This thesis delineates the Swiss author Gottfried Keller's philosophy of life based on interpretations of three of his stories. The tales used in this study are Pankraz, der Schmoller and Das verlorne Lachen from Die Leute von Seldwyla, Band I, 1856, and Band Ii, 1874, respectively, and Der Landvoqt von Greifensee from the Ziricher Novellen, 1878.This study found that the keystone of Gottfried Keller's philosophy of life is responsibility. After accepting the challenge of personal responsibility in becoming what he is capable of becoming (Sichfinden) it is man's obligation to consider the needs of his fellow man and country--his civic responsibility. In addition this thesis has discussed the elements of religion, death, and love in Keller's philosophy of life.
dc.format.extent iii, 51 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890. en_US
dc.title A philosophy of life as revealed by selected tales of Gottfried Keller en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416566 en_US


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