The Nibelungenlied

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The Nibelungenlied Symbols

Clothes

In The Nibelungenlied, clothes symbolize characters’ wealth and ability to bestow gifts without concern for expense or waste. Throughout the epic poem, the poet frequently devotes paragraphs to describing outfits that characters wear or…

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Dawn

In The Nibelungenlied, dawn is a time of revelation, when the true nature of things is made plain. While literary tropes of the period traditionally associate dawn with love, promise, and new beginnings, the…

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