Das Erdbeben in Chili has ratings and 28 reviews. James said: Please note, I read this novella in German, looking up translations as needed it was. HEROISM IN KLEIST’S “DAS ERDBEBEN IN CHILI”. Robin A. Clouser einrich von Kleist’s Novelle “Das Erdbeben in. H Chili” () is regarded by many. I. Editions of Kleist’s works have nothing to say about the source of his. Das Erdbeben in Chili, , other than noting that nothing is known on the subject1.

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Therefore we would like to draw your attention to oleist House Rules. Sie hatte noch wenig Schritte getan, als ihr auch schon die Leiche des Erzbischofs begegnete, die man soeben zerschmettert aus dem Schutt der Kathedrale hervorgezogen hatte.

He did not though. Views Read Edit View history. Aug 05, Cassionetta rated it it was amazing. The short story uses the idea of an earthquake, as a sign from God, to change the destiny of the lovers Jeronimo and Josefa. To ask other readers questions about Das Erdbeben in Chiliplease sign up. Volume 6 Issue Janpp.

Don Fernando hielt, und kehrte sich um; harrte ihrer, ohne Josephen loszulassen, und fragte, da sie, gleich als ob sie auf sein Entgegenkommen wartete, in einiger Ferne stehen blieb: Jago, hier stehen diese gottlosen Menschen! God, or any other higher being, gives his people a path.


What kind of God would permit this to happen? Jeronimo Rugera, a tutor in a noble household, has an affair with Josephe, the daughter of the family.

Das Erdbeben in Chili by Heinrich von Kleist

However, this personal crisis is what enabled Heinrich von Kleist to become such a profound creative writer. None of them had committed any mortal sins most likely, yet Jeronimo and Josefa did. Did he deserve to die? Kleist, who tended to irrationalism and was often tormented by a longing for death, then lit out restlessly through Germany, France, and Switzerland. Clearly the need to return to society, which seems to give meaning to human life, is just too great for mankind.

One last question that Heinrich von Kleist evokes from readers, which he also leaves unanswered, is whether or not the readers can feel sympathy for the sinners, and the townspeople.

Volume 13 Issue Janpp. Brixton rated it it was amazing Jun 28, I’ve read this novella before a couple of years ago and now re-read it for an event. Volume 27 Issue 3 Janpp. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But fate isn’t kind to them.

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On her way to her execution as the earthquake strikes, Josephe mleist her son from the convent, where she had entrusted him to an abbess. Again, Kleist leaves this decision in the hands of the readers.


Quick and easy read, and the story can be analyzed in so many different ways! Rather, it implicates us in the cast of mind that it ultimately criticizes as being, in its supernatural claims, inhuman.

Volume 21 Issue Janpp. Don Fernando defends the children with erdeben sword but eventually his son, Juan, is torn from his grasp and bashed against a pillar. Kliest writes the story for them, and about them. If you don’t know Kleist, this is as good a place to begin, erebeben I do believe there is an English translation. Volume 12 Issue Janpp. By slaying the newborn baby of the wrong man, Kleist could be showing his readers that God punishes all for their sins at different points in their life.

This is by no means an easy read for me, with very difficult german and quite a harrowing eddbeben, but I eddbeben like there’s something about Kleists writing style that draws me back every time. That afternoon, a service is to be held at the lone surviving church in Santiago and the party, aside from Donna Elvira and her father Don Pedro, decides to attend.