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The Broken Jug
A Dramatic Comedy About Thwarted Rape
by Heinrich von Kleist
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The Broken Jug, by Heinrich von Kleist
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From the translator's introduction: "Eve, an ingenue, is in love with
Robert, a deserving young man. Adam lusts after Eve. Adam wants
t
o send Robert into the army - or at least threaten to do so - to get
rid of him. He blackmails Eve with this threat. This reminds us of
King David sending Uriah to war so that David would be free to
seduce Uriah's wife, Bathsheba. The comedy suggests underlying
sorrow. Plain laughter is purification, but laughing at someone or
something is derision. There is plenty of both in this play. Its
sorrow, as well as its comedy, derives from its focus on three
of the Seven Deadly Sins: arrogance, wrath, and especially lust."
The Broken Jug, by Heinrich von Kleist
The Broken Jug, by Heinrich von Kleist
The Broken Jug, by Heinrich von Kleist
The Broken Jug, by Heinrich von Kleist
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