Erasmus Montanus or Rasmus Berg has ratings and 20 reviews. This work very subtly ridicules the decaying values of its times. Centering on a man who. Ludvig Holberg’s ‘Erasmus Montanus’ is perhaps one of the most well-known Danish plays and classic satires. The book is read in most Danish. PEER. If he wants to dispute with me, he will find that I can hold my own; and if he wants to have a singing match with me, he will get the worst of it. I once had a.

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It was making fun of these so-called dreamers or intellectuals who got so caught up in their own heads they turned into big useless babies. Mustafa rated it really liked it Apr 04, Lists with This Book. Tears come to my eyes when I think that a poor peasant’s son has got so much book-learning, especially as we aren’t tenants of the university. Be the first to ask omntanus question about Erasmus Montanus or Rasmus Berg. A Prince of Bohemia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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He returns to “the country” for a visit, now montanua himself Erasmus Montanus, talks a lot of Latin nonsense proving people are rocks or claiming ridiculous things like the Earth is roundand is generally seen as a fool with no practical sense, to the point where the whole village turns against him to make him recant his heretical notions. He was extremely rude to his parents and brother, believing himself to be of a superior intellect, and demanded that even they call him Erasmus Montanus.


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Would you like us to take another look at this review? His name stands by that of Moliere as a master of European comedy. I did see the actual play when I was very young, some kind of school trip in maybe 8th? Rasmus Berg, a Danish farmer’s son, has been given a costly education in Copenhagen.

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It is a shame that the deacon is not in town, for there’s so much Latin in my son’s letter that I can’t understand. The black and white of the backdrop and costumes makes for a sober setting. I think I even raised my hand to ask the teacher if he was serious; I remember him smiling at me.

The novel Niels Klim likewise reported on human foibles. Rikke rated it liked it Mar 07, Camilla rated it really liked it Jul 09, Account Options Sign in. Erasmus was actually just an insufferable idiot and the fact that he was right about the Earth being round is coincidental and meaningless.

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I laughed loudly at that!

A must read. PaperbackEasy read large editionpages. Kathrine Tinggaard rated it liked it Apr 03, So I too am an obvious proponent of solipsistic and uselessly intellectual exercises, an Erasmus walking around in the rain muttering to himself in Latin, certainly not getting anything done. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Man in the Iron Mask.

An image I will not soon forget is that of Montanus being dragged around the stage by his private parts as he stands full-frontal naked at the end holberv the performance. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Laura rated it really liked it Jun 11, Jumping to conclusions and making rash decisions forces his community to give him a brush with reality.

See if you have enough points for this item. Irony becomes the most important tool of social critics, and everything is brought under the scrutiny of satire.