master's thesis
Don Juan's motifs by Peter Handke and Robert Menasse

Gabrijela Volarić (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za germanistiku
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TitleDas Don Juan Motiv bei Peter Handke und Robert Menasse
AuthorGabrijela Volarić
Mentor(s)Goran Lovrić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Neben Hamlet, Faust und Don Quijote gehört Don Juan zu den vier bekanntesten 'Helden' in der Literatur. Elemente und Figuren aus den früheren Versionen wurden in den zeitgenössischen Versionen verarbeitet und typische Motive Don Juans wie z.B Figur des Frauenhelden, Art der Verführung, weibliche Schönheit und Dienerfigur lassen sich dennoch bemerken. Peter Handke stellt in Don Juan (erzählt von ihm selbst) (2004) seinen Helden in die moderne Zeit des 21. Jahrhunderts. Don Juan wird als Gast des Erzählers vorgestellt, der über seine Abenteuer im Laufe von sieben Tagen erzählt. Für Handkes Don Juan stellt die Frau Leidenschaft dar, obwohl er nicht als klassischer Verführer dargestellt wird, sondern verführt mit seinen Augen. In diesem Werk taucht Don Juan als ein verwaister, ein trauriger Vagabund, empfindsamer Vater eines gestorbenen Kindes auf, der die Schönheit der Frauen bewundert und auf der ständigen Suche nach dem weiblichen Ideal ist. Im Robert Menasses Roman Don Juan de la Mancha oder Die Erziehung der Lust (2007) heißt der Held Nathan. Er befindet sich in seinen Fünfziger, ist seit dreizehn Jahren verheiratet, aber hat eine Affäre mit Christa und arbeitet als Zeitungsredakteur. Menasses Don Juan befindet sich in einer schwierigen Phase, ist auf der Suche nach der Lust, zieht immer wieder von Frau zu Frau und bleibt unzufrieden. Deswegen fängt er an, die Psychotherapeutin zu besuchen. Die Leser folgen der Geschichte seines Lebens von klein auf. Nathan erzählt von seinen Erlebnissen in der Kindheit, Beziehungen zur Mutter, zum Vater sowie zu den Frauen. Menasse stellt den Lesern einen ganz unterschiedlichen Don Juan vor, der zweimal verheiratet war, kein traditioneller Verführer ist und ständig nach dem Ideal der Lust sucht. Handke und Menasse führen das psychoanalytische Verfahren als ein Teil der Don-Juan-Thematik ein, lassend den Lesern ein psychologisches Bild ihrer Figuren einsehen. Ihre Don Juans wollen die Frauen nicht verletzen und sie haben nicht gefunden, wonach sie gesucht haben-weibliches Ideal bzw. Ideal der Lust. Laut den klassischen Motiven, die auf die Don-Juan-Thematik hinweisen, haben es sowie Handke als auch Menasse geschafft, einen neuen Don Juan darzustellen.
Keywordsmyth Don Juan's motifs relations ideal pleasure
Parallel title (English)Don Juan's motifs by Peter Handke and Robert Menasse
Parallel title (Croatian)Motiv Don Juana kod Petera Handkea i Roberta Menassea
Committee MembersSlavija Kabić (committee chairperson)
Goran Lovrić (committee member)
Marijana Jeleč (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za germanistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
German Studies
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teaching
Study specializationTeaching
Academic title abbreviationmag. educ. philol. germ.
Genremaster's thesis
Language German
Defense date2016-02-24
Parallel abstract (English)
Along with Hamlet, Faust, and Don Quixote, Don Juan is one of the four most famous literary heroes, one whose main goal is win over a woman’s heart. The elements and the characters of the earlier versions have been further developed in the modern versions, however, Don Juan motifs such as the womanizer trait, the art of seduction, women’s beauty, and the character of the servant, still persist. In his work Don Juan (erzählt von ihm selbst) (2004) Peter Handke, one of the best known Austrian authors, places his hero in the modern age of the 21st century. Don Juan is presented as the narrator’s guest, who recounts the adventures he lived through during a span of seven days. For Handke’s Don Juan, the woman represents passion, although he is not presented as a classic seducer; he seduces with his eyes. In this work, Don Juan appears as an orphan, as a sad “vagabond”, a sentimental father of a death child, who admires the woman’s beauty, while at the same time being in a constant pursuit for the woman ideal. The hero of Robert Menasse’s Don Juan de la Mancha oder Die Erziehung der Lust (2007) is called Nathan. In his fifties, he has been married for thirteen years, is having an affair with Christa, and works as a newspaper editor. Menasse’s Don Juan is in a serious crisis; he is looking for pleasure, dragging himself from one woman to another, while always remaining unsatisfied. Hence he decides to visit a psychotherapist. The reader follows his life story from childhood until the present. Nathan talks about the events in his childhood, the relations towards his mother, father and towards women. Menasse presents us with a completely different Don Juan, nontraditional seducer, who was twice married, and is in constant pursuit for ideal of pleasure. Both Handke and Menasse present their readers with the psychological side of their characters, introducing the psychoanalytic method as part of the whole Don Juan thematic. Their Don Juan’s do not wish to hurt women and do not find what they have been seeking – woman ideal and the ideal of pleasure, respectfully. According to classical motifs, which refer to the Don Juan theme, both Handke and Menasse managed to create a new picture of Don Juan.
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Don Juan pripada uz Hamleta, Fausta i Don Quijota četirima najpoznatijim književnim junacima. Elementi i likovi ranijih verzija razrađeni su u suvremenim inačicama ali motivi Don Juana kao npr. lik ženskaroša, način zavođenja, ženska ljepota i lik sluge još su uvijek prisutni. U djelu Don Juan (erzählt von ihm selbst) (2004) Peter Handke smješta svog junaka u moderno doba 21. stoljeća. Don Juan je prikazan kao pripovjedačev gost, koji pripovjeda o svojim avanturama koje proživljava tijekom sedam dana. Za Handkeovog Don Juana žena predstavlja strast, iako on nije prikazan kao klasični zavodnik; on zavodi očima. U ovom djelu Don Juan se pojavljuje kao siroče, jedan tužni ''vagabund'', osjećajni otac mrtvog djeteta, koji se divi ženskoj ljepoti, a u stalnoj je potrazi za ženskim idealom. Junak romana Roberta Menasse Don Juan de la Mancha oder Die Erziehung der Lust (2007) zove se Nathan. U pedesetim godinama, oženjen je 13 godina, ali ima aferu s Christom i radi kao urednik novina. Menasseov Don Juan se nalazi u teškoj fazi, u potrazi je za zadovoljstvom, povlači se od jedne do druge žene i ostaje nezadovoljan. Stoga odlučuje posjećivati psihoterapeutkinju. Čitatelji prate njegovu životnu priču od malena do sad. Nathan pripovjeda o svojim događajima u djetinjstvu, odnosima prema majci, ocu i prema ženama. Menasse prikazuje jednog potpuno drugačijeg Don Juana, netradicionalnog zavodnika, koji se dvaput ženio i neprestano je u potrazi za idealom zadovoljstva. I Handke i Menasse daju čitateljima uvid u psihološku sliku njihovih likova, uvodeći u djela psihoanalitičku metodu kao dio Don Juanove tematike. Njihovi likovi Don Juana ne žele povrijediti žene i nisu našli ono za čim tragaju- ženski ideal odnosno ideal zadovoljstva. Uz klasične motive koji upućuju na Don Juanovu tematiku, i Handkeu i Menasseu pošlo je za rukom stvoriti jednog novog Don Juana.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Mythos Don Juan Motive Beziehungen Ideal Lust mit motivi Don Juana odnosi ideal zadovoljstvo
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:020709
CommitterGorica Lovrić