The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Awakening of Spring, by Frank Wedekind This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. FRANK WEDEKIND became widely known through his great drama Spring Awakening [or The Awakening of Spring], which he called a tragedy of childhood, . Spring Awakening was Frank Wedekind’s first play. He had it published at his own expense in , but it was not performed until Wedekind.

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Melchior knows about the mechanics of sexual reproductionbut Moritz is woefully ignorant and proposes several hypothetical techniques such as having brothers and sisters share beds, or sleeping on a firm bed that might prevent his future children from being as tense and crank as he is. Oct 12, Shira rated it really liked it. We cannot, because we must expiate the misfortune which has fallen upon us already; we cannot, because of our need to protect ourselves from similar blows in the future; we cannot, because we must chastise our guilty pupil for the frabk influence he exerted upon his classmates; we cannot, above all, because we must hinder him from exerting the same influence upon his remaining classmates.

Be calm, Wendla, be calm, you have chlorosis. Let’s put it aside until my next birthday, now I should only tear the flounces. Martha and Ilse stand somewhat apart upon a fallen monument. The only thing I found shocking about this was how completely the adults were willing to leave their children in ignorance because of how it would offend their own delicate sensibilities.

Spring’s Awakening by Frank Wedekind

I felt a little ashamed of myself. I was more or less prepared for it when it came.

Don’t scold me for asking you about it. The natural consequence will be that I shall break my neck if I fall. I also come from a place of bias, since Spring Awakening is one of my favorite musicals, but the play held so many differences and actually was more impacting, in my opinion. But, I ask you, how can Hans Rilow know that?


Without wishing to increase the controversy, I should like to recall the important fact that the other window has been walled up since vacation.

Spring’s Awakening

Why should I be forced to pay for the fact that the others were here already! Whom in the world should I slring but you!

The cool wind blows over the mountains. I should never see him again: You will get better. A half-healthy nature wouldn’t do such a thing. That he should be wedekjnd as a moral degenerate only serves to illustrate the stupidity of his parents and teachers. You can cover my head with your apron and talk and talk, as if you were entirely alone in the room.

Oh yes, Melchior, you’re mistaken. Spring Awakening is one of the great forces Besides getting a demerit mark in his report! Then let me see if I can’t find help and means somewhere in the world to rescue my child from destruction. I really can’t do that! The masterpiece does not end with this infamous sspring I have never seen a man who hanged himself that they haven’t thrown a cloth over.

George Zirschnitz dreamed of his mother. Finally I became calm enough to begin to jot down the recollections of my life. It is so heartbreaking, awakeing at the same time it didn’t leave me in tears. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat If the shell sinks, the butterfly flits from it; the delusion no longer holds.

How should I know it? The presence of teenage sexuality, abortion, homosexuality, masturbation, rape, etc. The irony is that there are many humorous sections throughout to take some of the sting from the message.


Sometimes I feel so happyall joy and sunshine. The time went by so fast, I feared it was already evening. What the children — and they are, largely, really just children — are is awakenong completely ignorant, trying to fit what they do know and — more importantly — feel within the set-in-stone expectations and demands of society. Now, i will spirng honest- i saw the musical first. But these are situations that still present themselves as problems or issues to overcome today.

In the back, down to her frxnk and in the front downunconscionably low. Then, one day, she was besieged by a King, who, by chance, had two heads, which, year in and year out, disputed with one another so violently that neither could wdekind a word in edgewise. I guess I’ll audition for it because I have nothing better to do, but there aren’t that many good adult roles at all.

Spring Awakening

Child, child, how do such thoughts come to you! But is that enough? Since then I’ve been true to the herd. I am so happy to be able to look back without bitterness. I’ll teach you to say please!

One can’t live through a thing like that!

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Rousseau disputing with considerable acrimony about the opening and shutting of a window. And then they beat you? For three weeks I’ve slunk past that door as if it were a hellish abyss. I don’t believe a child is better for it. During all that time the door behind me stood wide open. I have the dropsy, I must die, Mother.