The principle of double idealization of antiquity in Georg bãœchner's drama 'Danton's death'

Liberal Arts in Russia 3 (1):21--25 (2014)

In this article we analyze Georg Büchner’s tragedy ‘Danton’s Death‘ on the basis of implementation of double idealization principle as meaning- and structure-forming item of the text. It is proved that the principle of double idealization is connected with the antiquity; from the one hand, Ancient Greece comes out as a self-sufficient timeless ideal, opposed to the temporal ideal of Ancient Rome in the Republic period; on the other hand, the double idealization principle can be considered as a method applied during the formation of the new (in the historical context) ideal. However, in the world - which is interpreted by the dramaturge as the supremacy of chaos and fatalism of history, antiquity is once again is a constant point, from which the motion can start
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