Über die Politisierung des Antigone-Mythos bei Rolf Hochhuth

Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Germanica

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Title Über die Politisierung des Antigone-Mythos bei Rolf Hochhuth
About the politicization of the Antigone myth by Rolf Hochhuth
Creator Wilk, Anna
Subject myths in the literature
Rolf Hochhuth
Die Berliner Antigone
Description The Antigone myth is one of the most famous myths in the history of literature. History of sisterly love is as old as the human civilization, although it still inspires literary scholars to look for new interpretations. Rolf Hochhuth converts mythical theme into Second World War story. Die Berliner Antigone looks at the National Socialism and asks about conditio humana. Likewise Hochhuth’s  Antigone rejects human laws and buries her dead brother – nameless officer sentenced to death for his “shameless” remark: It was Hitler, not Russians, who destroyed the 6th Army at the Stalingrad. Interestingly Anne, alias Antigone, is not motivated by politics or religion but nevertheless she’s still dragged into political machinations and extermination system. Heiner Müller wrote in his biography: ‘myths are clotted collective experiences, or esperanto – an international language, that is understood not only in Europe’. Basing on Hochhuth’s story one can analyze transformations of a myth and functions attributed to it only to notice that models human behavior are basically the same. In his novel German writer is only referencing ancient myth showing readers, through modernization, how timeless the theme is.
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Date 2018-12-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/germanica/article/view/5716
Source Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Germanica; No. 14 (2018): Germanistisches Potpourri; 93-101
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Germanica; Nr 14 (2018): Germanistisches Potpourri; 93-101
Language deu
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/germanica/article/view/5716/5392
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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