The Nibelungenlied

by

Anonymous

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The Nibelungenlied: Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Iring, Margrave of Denmark, announces his intention to fight Hagen. He does succeed in wounding him, but Hagen ultimately makes an end of him. After Iring dies, his companions rush into the hall with a thousand warriors and hurl showers of javelins at the Burgundians again, but they are all killed. The carnage is such that blood flows through the water-spouts into the gutters. There is another respite from the fighting, during which Etzel and Kriemhild lament bitterly.
Hagen’s deadliness as an opponent is as apparent as ever. A fresh wave of killing breaks out, and things don’t look good for Etzel and Kriemhild’s knights.
Themes
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Honor vs. Vengeance Theme Icon