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The Earthquake in Chile

It is not absolutely clear that Kleist's story does, in fact, have a "moral" in any ordinary sense. But his observation, so to speak, in The Earthquake in Chile is arguably that there is something...

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The Earthquake in Chile

Kleist is known for his writing style in which sentences tend to be long and intricate—with many clauses and complications. In this, however, he is not that much different from other...

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The Earthquake in Chile

The story "The Earthquake in Chile" is about young lovers who have had their love rejected by society, as in Romeo and Juliet. While both are suffering as the story opens, they have already been...

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The Earthquake in Chile

Although Heinrich von Kleist's story is set, as the title indicates, in Chile, there is little that is specifically South American in the detail. Santiago is depicted as a medium-sized European...

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The Earthquake in Chile

The Earthquake in Chile is a novella written by German writer Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist, known as Heinrich von Kleist. Kleist was born in 1777 and lived until 1811, when he committed...

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The Earthquake in Chile

Kleist's description of Santiago's physical qualities is in a sense limited by his plot because the city is immediately struck by an earthquake and mostly destroyed. The one building that remains...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 9:34 pm UTC

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