Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
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.
ii, 39 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).
Copyright 2010 Amber Rose Wozniak
Wozniak, Amber Rose. "Breaking down generational barriers: Gottfried Keller's novella 'Das fähnlein der sieben Aufrechten' and its contemporary reception." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2010.