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Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied, an epic poem of German literature, is a conflation of three thirteenth-century manuscripts by an anonymous Austrian author. It tells the tale of the courtship of the Burgundian...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018 7:15 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

The "Song of the Nibelungs" is a German epic poem from the early Middle Ages, presumably around 1200. Like many epics of the time, including Beowulf, this poem depicted the theme of duty...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2007 7:36 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

She is concerned for Siegfried because she has told Hagen about Siegfried's weakness. He has a tender spot right between his shoulder blades. The night before the hunt, she dreams that two boars...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2007 5:12 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

Nibelungenlied is a German epic about the German prince Siegfried. Here are many of the main characters: Dietrich: He is the hero of upper Germany, fiance to Herrat Herrat: daughter of Nantwin and...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2015 5:03 pm UTC

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Nibelungenlied

One strong belief of this culture, as well as many cultures of Europe during this time period, was that of chivalry. This code of the knights had to do with a moral, social, and religious way of...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

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Nibelungenlied

Heroism in the Middle Ages was the brave, noble actions of the hero in terms of how he dealt with fate. Hagen is a villain morally, but he is also a hero because by the standards of the Middle...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2007 12:27 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

Nibelungenlied and The Song of Roland are both medieval epic poems, written in verse and telling the stories of foundational national heroes. The Song of Roland is the earlier of the two, dating...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 5:08 pm UTC

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Nibelungenlied

In my opinion, no. She's not evil. In fact, I would argue that if she were a man she would be seen as a hero and there wouldn't have been any need for her to die at the end of the story. It seems...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2009 12:08 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

Gunther is the son of King Dancrat and Eldest King of the Burgundians. Hagen is the son of Adrian who is the chief vassal of the Burgundian kings. This gives Gunther and Hagen a bond of loyalty,...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011 8:59 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

Hagen is a Burgundian and chief vassal (landowner giving military aid to the king) of the Burgundian king. His title is Lord of Troneck. Hagen was captured at one time by the Huns (Hungarians) and...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2010 8:08 am UTC

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Nibelungenlied

The simplest comparisons that can be made between these two sagas are the consistent threat of violence throughout the plot and the over-arching theme of revenge. Within Kill Bill Vols. 1&2,...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016 8:07 pm UTC

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