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Die Rezeption von Walter Flex' Der Wanderer zwischen beiden Welten in der Zeit des Ersten und Zweiten Weltkriegs und der Zwischenkriegszeit


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Mesec, Maja. (2018). Die Rezeption von Walter Flex' Der Wanderer zwischen beiden Welten in der Zeit des Ersten und Zweiten Weltkriegs und der Zwischenkriegszeit. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of German Language and Literature. [mentor Magerski, Christine].

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Literature as one of the oldest media has been used since then as a means to amuse the readership and to deal with current social problems and situations. The results of such a function are literary works that usually deal critically with current problems. Such a work is also Walter Flex ' Der Wandere zwischen beiden Welten (eng. The Wanderer between the two worlds), in which the First World War is presented in a partly realistic way. Such a presentation and description of the mindsets and emotional worlds of the main characters contribute to the political use of the work in the purpose of the promotion and popularization of the First World War, as part of German national ideology and later also of the Second World War. In this diploma thesis, the role and function of this work in the popularization of the war is dealt with, as well as the most important motives, such as heroic cult, camaraderie, the suffering of soldiers and their families, etc. In a critical discourse, the various elements of the work are analyzed and dealt with in the context of social and political situations at that time. In this way, the significance of the work for the development of the state of war and society is presented. In addition, several modern interpretations from the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century are briefly presented, in order to refer in this way to the differences between the contemporary, war-influenced, and present, modern interpretations.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: World War I, hero cult, ideology, camaraderie, propaganda
Subjects: German language and literature
Departments: Department of German Language and Literature
Supervisor: Magerski, Christine
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 13:15

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