Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
I have chosen the topic, "The Evolution of Schiller's Thought on Freedom and Patriotism", with special reference to "Die Rauber", "Don Carlos", and "Wilhelm Tell", because it seems to me to represent one of the most significant and basic phases of the general philosophy of Germany's greatest dramatist. According to consensus of critical opinion, it was Schiller's ardent love of freedom which motivated practically all of his plays. In the actual world about him, in the society of his times, he found little that seemed to him to make for his ideal of inner harmony.
Seal, Charles B., "The Evolution of Schiller's Thought on Freedom and Patriotism, with Special Reference to "Die Rauber", "Don Carlos", and "Wilhelm Tell"" (1934). Graduate Thesis Collection. 149.