undergraduate thesis
The critique of the era in Wilhelm Raabes novel Der Hungerpastor

Svetlana Cecilija Mesić (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za germanistiku
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TitleZetkritik in Wilhelm Raabes Roman Der Hungerpastor
AuthorSvetlana Cecilija Mesić
Mentor(s)Goran Lovrić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Wilhelm Raabe hat mit dem Roman Der Hungerpastor (1864) den großen Durchbruch erlebt und ist bekannt geworden, obwohl er in der Reihe der realistischen Bildungs- und Entwicklungsromane relativ spät entstanden ist. Die Zeitkritik kann besser begriffen werden, wenn man auch die äußeren Umstände näher kennt. In dieser Arbeit wird am Anfang die gesellschaftliche Situation dargestellt. Der Protagonist im Werk, Hans Unwirrsch, ist der sogenannte Hungerpastor. Er will anders sein und versucht alle seine Fragen zu beantworten bzw. seinen Hunger zu stillen. Hans hat Hunger nach Liebe, Wahrheit und Bildung. Der Hunger führt ihn in verschiede Situationen, die man durch das Werk verfolgen kann. Am Ende ist er mit einer Frau zusammen, sie heiraten und bekommen ein Kind. Dieser Roman weckt das Interesse der Leser, denn sie wollen wissen, wie Hans das alles im Leben geschafft hat und trotzdem glücklich ist. Im Roman wird auch der Unterschied zwischen Christen und Juden dargestellt. Hans ist eine positive Figur und ein Christ im Gegensatz zu seinem Freund Moses, der als Jude auch die negative Figur im Werk ist. Der Roman zeigt ihr Leben von ihrer Geburt an. Am Ende erscheint es als wichtig nicht zum Konformismus zu neigen, denn wie man am Beispiel von Hans sieht, muss man sich unterscheiden um etwas zu erreichen. Wenn man versucht, sich den anderen anzupassen verschwindet man in der Masse. Den Materialismus soll man auch meiden, denn man endet alleine, weil man nicht alles gut durchdacht und berücksichtigt hat, sondern nur sich selbst. Aus diesem Roman lernt man, welche die Konsequenzen vom Konformismus und Materialismus sind und wie sie zu vermeiden.
KeywordsHungerpastor hunger Christians Jews conformism materialism
Parallel title (Croatian)Kritika vremena u romanu Wilhelma Raabea Plemenita glad
Parallel title (English)The critique of the era in Wilhelm Raabes novel Der Hungerpastor
Committee MembersSlavija Kabić (committee chairperson)
Marijana Jeleč (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za germanistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. germ.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language German
Defense date2016-09-29
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Wilhelm Raabe je s romanom Der Hungerpastor (1864) postao poznat iako je ovo djelo nastalo pri kraju razdoblja kada su pisani romani koji prate odrastanje. Kritiku vremena se može razumjeti jedino ako se znaju i okolnosti razdoblja u kojemu je nastalo. Na početku rada prikazana je društvena situacija razdoblja. Protagonist djela je Hans Unwirrsch, takozvani Hungerpastor. On želi biti drugačiji i pokušava naći odgovore na sva svoja pitanja, odnosno pokušava utažiti svoju glad. Hans gladuje za ljubavi, istinom i obrazovanjem. Glad ga vodi kroz različite situacije koje se mogu pratiti u djelu. Na kraju se nađe u ljubavnoj vezi sa ženom, vjenčaju se i dobivaju dijete. Ovaj roman budi interes čitatelja jer oni žele znati kako je Hans savladao prepreke u svom životu i unatoč tome ostao sretan. Osim tog motiva, roman prikazuje i razliku između kršćana i židova. Hans je pozitivan lik u djelu te kršćanin, naspram njegovog prijatelja Mosesa, koji je negativan lik u djelu i ujedno židov. Roman prati njihove živote od rođenja. Na kraju postaje jasno da ljudi ne bi trebali biti konformisti jer se na primjeru Hansa vidi kako bi se trebamo razlikovati da bi nešto postigli. Kada se pokušavamo izjednačiti s ostalima, tada nestajemo u masi. Materijalizam se također treba izbjegavati jer na kraju osoba završi sama jer nije uzela sve stvari koje utječu na to u obzir, nego misli samo na sebe. Iz ovog romana može se naučiti koje su posljedice konformizma i materijalizma te kako ih izbjeći.
Parallel abstract (English)
Der Hunderpastor (1864) is the novel that made Wilhelm Raabe famous, despite being written at the end of the period when such novels, which deal with the topic of growing up, were being written. The critique of the era in the novel can only be understood if we are acquainted with the situation in the real world at that time. At the beginning of this final paper, the social situation is presented. The protagonist of the novel is Hans Unwirrsch, also known as the Hungerpastor, who desires to be different and strives to find answers to all his questions, that is, he tries to satisfy his hunger. Hans is hungry for love, truth and education. His hunger leads him through various situations that can be observed in the novel. At the end, he becomes romantically involved with a woman, to whom he later gets married and they have a child together. This novel arouses interest in readers as they want to know how the main character lived through many hardships and still remained contented. Besides this, this novel illustrates the difference between Christians and Jews. Hans, the protagonist, is a Christian, while the antagonist, Moses, is a Jew. The novel portrays their lives since their birth. A message the author tried to convey is that people should not be conformists, and Hans, who succeeds in life by being different, serves as an example of how people should behave; when we attempt to be like everybody else, we disappear in the crowd. According to the novel, materialism and selfishness is to be avoided, as well. To conclude, this novel displays the consequences of conformism and materialism and teaches the reader how to avoid them.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Hungerpastor Hunger Christen Juden Konformismus Materialismus. Hungerpastor glad Kršćani Židovi konformizam materijalizam
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:715912
CommitterMarta Unković