A Children's Tragedy Summary
Frank Wedekind

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A Children's Tragedy Summary

Wedekind's play is a coming-of-age story of adolescent turmoil. Melchior, a young man wrestling with philosophical questions of morality, rapes his neighbor, Wendla, in a moment of passion, impregnating her. Meanwhile, Melchior's best friend, Moritz, shoots himself because he is going to be held back at school. Melchior is held responsible for Moritz's suicide, expelled from school, and sent to a reformatory. Wendla dies after Wendla's mother gives her abortion pills...

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