Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Egmont" is a tragic play set in the 16th-century Spanish-occupied Netherlands, focusing on the life of a nobleman who becomes a hero among the Dutch people for his resistance against the oppressive Spanish rule. The protagonist's political and romantic involvements lead him into conflict with the Spanish authorities, culminating in his arrest and execution. Despite his tragic end, his sacrifice becomes a symbol of national resistance and inspires a successful uprising against the foreign dominators. The play explores themes of freedom, tyranny, and the personal costs of political engagement, blending historical drama with romantic elements.

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Published
1788
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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