TITLE

Wolfgang Hildesheimer's Das Opfer Helena Another Triumph of the "They"

AUTHOR(S)
Stanley, Patricia; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p261
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It examines the theme of resignation in the radio play Das Opfer Helena written by Wolfgang Hildesheimer. The play is centered on Helena, wife of King Menelaos of Sparta and considered to be the most beautiful woman in the mortal world at that time. It can be said that the resignation of Helena at the end of the play is not so clear and evident. One moral truth from the play is that a true person must remain isolated unless society accepts his views as valid.
ACCESSION #
19288498

 

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