Date of Degree

2010

Document Type

Master's thesis

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Department

German

First Advisor

Waltraud Maierhofer

Abstract

Literary works contribute to the traditions of culture and unity. Gottfried Keller uses this notion to portray a realistic image of his society in which there is a need for social and political change and progression. Keller's novella Das Fähnlein der Sieben Aufrechten explores the discontinuity between generations in nineteenth-century Switzerland. This investigation explores Keller's presentation of his critique through the portrayal of the existing barriers between generations. It examines how Keller's novella depicts to overcome generational differences through the breaking down of these barriers. In addition, it discusses how a contemporary portrayal adapts and interprets Keller's novella.

Pages

ii, 39

Bibliography

37-39

Copyright

Copyright 2010 Amber Rose Wozniak