The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Pasche, Wolgang en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Fourie, Renée Cécile en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-10T14:54:36Z
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dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, R. 1991. The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22106
dc.description Bibliography: pages 189-193. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to look at the role of Isolde, in particular, in the medieval epic TRISTAN - not TRISTAN AND ISOLDE as many call it. In an attempt to understand the role of the woman in Gottfried von Strassburg's TRISTAN, the woman in medieval society and literature was examined in order to ascertain whether Gottfried was presenting a vastly different or a traditional model. There being no historical literature from this time, church and legal documentation provides the only source of information on the woman of the Middle Ages. As fiction of the time would also reflect society of the day, medieval epics and poetry were consulted and compared. A study was made of ROLE-PLAY to ascertain whether there is a relationship between "individual" and society at this time, and whether it is reflected in literature. It was deemed necessary for an understanding of the confrontation of the two main characters with the society in which they operate. Lastly the text was examined for indications of a "new", "progressive" role afforded the woman as a reflection of social changes of the day. Isolde was considered in terms of education, childhood influences, individuality, "psychological" makeup, social (antisocial) behaviour, as fulfilling a traditional role or representing a new morality, particularly in her interaction with the male, Tristan. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other German Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department German Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Fourie, R. C. (1991). <i>The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22106 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Fourie, Renée Cécile. <i>"The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22106 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Fourie RC. The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,German Language and Literature, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22106 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Fourie, Renée Cécile AB - The purpose of this study is to look at the role of Isolde, in particular, in the medieval epic TRISTAN - not TRISTAN AND ISOLDE as many call it. In an attempt to understand the role of the woman in Gottfried von Strassburg's TRISTAN, the woman in medieval society and literature was examined in order to ascertain whether Gottfried was presenting a vastly different or a traditional model. There being no historical literature from this time, church and legal documentation provides the only source of information on the woman of the Middle Ages. As fiction of the time would also reflect society of the day, medieval epics and poetry were consulted and compared. A study was made of ROLE-PLAY to ascertain whether there is a relationship between "individual" and society at this time, and whether it is reflected in literature. It was deemed necessary for an understanding of the confrontation of the two main characters with the society in which they operate. Lastly the text was examined for indications of a "new", "progressive" role afforded the woman as a reflection of social changes of the day. Isolde was considered in terms of education, childhood influences, individuality, "psychological" makeup, social (antisocial) behaviour, as fulfilling a traditional role or representing a new morality, particularly in her interaction with the male, Tristan. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study TI - The role of the woman in Gottfried's Tristan : a literary-sociological study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22106 ER - en_ZA


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