Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Drama Analysis - Essay

Johann Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Drama Analysis

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Like his poetry and prose narratives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s dramas are powerful documents of personal introspection, evaluation, and interpretation of experience. Even the plays that are based on historical and earlier literary models derive their special character from their reflection of intimate feelings, concerns, passions, and perceptions that informed the author’s being. In defining the relationship between his works and his life, Goethe said that everything that he wrote was part of a grand confession. Examination of his creative growth and development, especially as mirrored in his dramatic writings, uncovers the rich and colorful panorama of his personal response to stimuli from people, both contemporaries and...

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