LIEUTENANT GUSTL. “Lieutenant Gustl” from Plays and Stories, by Arthur Schnitzler Copyright by . Supposed to be a lieutenant in the reserve as well!. Lecture Notes: Schnitzler, Lieutenant Gustl. I. Background –Arthur Schnitzler ( ); a contemporary of Freud’s (6 years younger than Freud); lived in. Readers of Arthur Schnitzler’s novella Lieutenant Gustl may, upon first encountering the text, feel somewhat overwhelmed by a seemingly.

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I’ll go to the colonel and tell him about the whole affair. Lists with This Book.

Lieutenant Gustl

Bored by the music, he fumbles for his watch. I’ve got to kill him! Formal Structure of Lieutenant Gustl Description of method of “interior monologue” as presented by Edouard Dujardin hand-out; click here to view.

Why didn’t she write and let me know where she’s going with him? Now he’s turning around. I wonder why I ever gave her up. You’d feel sorry for him if it wouldn’t strike one as such a trivial reason to shoot oneself.

Oh, it’s sad, not to have anyone. But Gustl refuses analysis and self-examination; this distinguishes him from the Freudian dream analyst. Well, now the colonel will ride after them in two hours in his grand manner. I know one man who’ll enjoy it: Nobody knows about it, and nothing’s happened! The fact it was written almost years ago, you don’t get the impression it was. It imitates, or perhaps parodies, the analytic situation. In doing such, the text ironically casts Gustl as the opposite of what one would expect in a heroic, brave, and honorable military man.


I can already feel the tears in my eyes, when I think. I once picked up a girl here at the Volksgarten-she was wearing a red dress-lived in the Strozzi Gasse-later Rochlitz took her off my hands.

gusl Oh, he’s talking to the furnace man. This leads the young officer to thoughts of suicide, as he cannot imagine having news of the incident ruin his public persona Schnitzler Der Weg ins Freie Therese. Gustl moves via serendipitous association instead of via logic from one idea to another. Left behind in the concert hall, Gustl is dumbfounded. And Brenitsch fell off his horse and broke his neck. Having a stroke doesn’t mean that he’s dead. KopetzkyLieutenant Gustl. After all, I’ve got to go somewhere.

And if I were to ask myself.

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Finally, I shall provide three of the more prominent examples of irony in the beginning, middle, and conclusion of Lieutenant Gustl that highlight the use of this literary device in the text.

Nonsense, nonsense, not a soul knows it, not a soul! He had a fist like iron. Aber ich will Ihnen die Arthkr nicht verderben.


Al diablo con todo eso: Lieutenant Gustl by Leutnamt Schnitzler. Has anyone ever heard of a man who within two hours of putting a bullet through his head digresses on all conceivable matters that no longer concern him?

Well that’ll be a good one! The honor of the Habsburg army was at stake, challenged by a Jewish intellectual.

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Book titles OR Journal titles. Actually I ought to have a look at her. Not everyone can experience the thrill I did the first time I wore a uniform.

Just wait-you think, do you, that a matter like this can remain secret! I’d pull the trigger-in a second all is over.

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Was he here yesterday telling them the whole story? Background –Arthur Schnitzler ; a contemporary of Freud’s 6 years younger than Freud ; lived in Vienna; was a physician; Jewish heritage like so many Viennese intellectuals of the time.

But that’s no help to you. Well, after lunch I’ll know all about it. And his black mustache.

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