Johann died in after being crushed by an overturned wagon. In he fell in love with Fanny Greipl, but after a relationship lasting five years, her parents forbade further correspondence, a loss from which he never recovered. In he became engaged to Amalia Mohaupt, and they married inbut the marriage was not a happy one.
Human passion emerges as a destructive force when uncontrolled by reason, assuming the role of a fate that condemns humans to affliction and loneliness because of guilt. The author revised these novellas, altering their initial form to temper the impact of inner compulsion on the lives of his characters, making them more visibly subject to the gentle law.
Stifter arrived only gradually at the concretely defined philosophy of life and literature for which he is best known.
Nevertheless, his preface to Bunte Steine is commonly recognized as the key to interpretation of his oeuvre. The gentle law, as it has since become known, is a categorical rejection of the demoniac, catastrophe-oriented dramatic art of Hebbel.
By contrast, the randomly violent outbursts of natural force in the physical world and the destructive emotions of humans are of less moment in the absolute framework.
They are not typical of the overall pattern but remain products of isolated causes that are subject to far higher laws.
In their revelation of tension within humans caused by the confrontation of the harmonious natural ideal with the chaos of unbridled passion, the most important novellas in Studien document the tragedy of human noncompliance with the dictates of the gentle law.
The later works, on the other hand, offer a vision of the idyllic existence that is possible under a patiently rational humanistic order. For that reason, Stifter cultivated intimate descriptions of forest and meadow, water and stone, interactions of animals and growing things with natural processes.
Each of his narrations weaves together the softly majestic beauties of earth and sky, past and present, eternity and transitoriness, year and day, the physical elements, the large and the minute, everything coexisting with equal right. There is a clear rejection of urban haste and an insistent advocacy of quiet, slow, imperceptible growth apace with the peaceful change of the seasons.
In nature, Stifter saw the means for personal achievement of the ultimate goal: The entire section is 2, words.Abstract. This chapter investigates the production of nature in two novellas from Adalbert Stifter’s Studien: Brigitta and Abdias.
I argue that both texts imagine an alternative Anthropocene reality that is presented as a more ethical parallel to nineteenth-century environmental degradation. Adalbert Somfai has written: 'Relationship between infused prudence and the gift of counsel in the Summa theologiae of Saint Thomas' -- subject(s): History of doctrines, Pru dence, Early works.
Adalbert Stifter has written: 'Brigitta and Other Tales' 'Meistererzaehlungen' 'Der Hochwald' 'Studien II' 'Nachsommer' 'Rock Crystal (Jewel)' 'Werke'. Adalbert Stifter’s Brigitta Through Social and Political Changes.
Adalbert Stifter's Brigitta through social and political changes It was between and that the Austrian author Adalbert Stifter wrote his novella Brigitta.
Adalbert Stifter's Brigitta through social and political changes It was between and that the Austrian author Adalbert Stifter wrote his novella Brigitta. Along with descriptions of beautiful landscapes and the love story between the Major and Brigitta, the work offers countless references to concomitant social and political events.
Adalbert Stifter's "Rock Crystal" is a 19th century novella that draws its readers into an imaginative world by telling the story of two lost children.