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Jun 12

1. Introduction

Simplicissimus Teutsch is a biographical comment on religious war, written as an educational mirror to society. The author shows the serious problems of society in a partly comic way. His notion of Vanitas tells him that nothing in life is constant or certain. This is portrayed in his life-story in great detail, as his life is a constant shift of up and down, but also of Schein und Sein. As Simplicius is an outsider most of the time, it is easy for him to look at society with the distance needed for an objective sight of things. Continue reading »

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