Emilia Galotti is a drama of the clearing-up, which does not correspond to the French model prevailing at that time. Although the love is the central topic of the tragedy, Emilia Galotti is considered as high-political piece. The arbitrary rule style of the aristocracy faces the new enlightened moral of the middle class . All feudalen conceptions of love and marriage meet thus on the new feeling seed dear discourse of the citizens. This combination makes the piece so explosive.
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- Emilia Galotti
- Odoardo Galotti, father
- Claudia Galotti, nut/mother
- Hettore Gonzaga, the prince von Guastella
- Marinelli, chamber gentleman of the prince
- Conti, Maler
- count Appiani
- countess Orsina, rejected Mätresse of the prince
- Angelo, and some served
- Camillo Rota, one of the prince Räten
the absolutist governing prince von Guastalla, Hettore Gonzaga, is possessed since its first meeting with the civil girl Emilia Galotti to possess it. Everything which it wants to make is it the yard. It gives to his plotter chamber gentleman, the Marchese Marinelli, free hand, to prevent their forthcoming wedding with the count Appiani.
Thus Appiani on the way to its wedding murdered with an assault on Marinellis go-eat by paid criminals.
Emilia is brought to Claudia the true connections of the plot on the desire lock of the prince lain in the proximity into apparent security, recognizes however contrary to its nut/mother not. The countess Orsina, the prince former Mätresse defamed because of Emilia, reports Odoardo, Emilias father, who finally also arrives, of Appianis death and gives to this a Dolch, around Appiani and her to throats.
But Odoardo hesitates to erstechen the princes and wants first to God the revenge to leave. Emilia, which is to remain due to a further plot Marinellis in the Obhut of the prince, provokes to murder its father it, because she is afraid of not being able to withstand the seductions of the prince. The father stabs it and is shaken by its act. At the end Odoardo of the jurisdiction of the prince, the Marinelli places itself as the guilty one at the disaster banished of its yard.
the conflict between aristocracy and middle class, the conception of the availableness and the controllableness brings up for discussion topics Lessing by power (by the example of the prince) and the function of the low landnoble families equipped with civil moral conceptions (instead of self-will of the child, desire for free development of its impulses and abilities rather the internal obligation to the absolute performance of duties). Further it practices also criticism at the aristocracy out (Polemik).
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