Manfred Summary
George Gordon (Noel), Lord Byron

Everything you need to understand or teach Manfred by George Gordon (Noel), Lord Byron.

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  • 12 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (13)

3,513 words, approx. 12 pages
In the excerpt below, Cooke analyzes the nature of the self and the strength of individual will as they are presented in Byron's dramatic poem Manfred. Critical theorists celebrate as one of th... Read more
8,921 words, approx. 30 pages
In the following essay, Nicholson elucidates the role of temptation in Manfred. Ich bin der Geist, der stets verneint! —Faust, Part I Byron is distinctive in that he thinks in actions rather t... Read more
5,528 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Luke claims that Manfred's guilt stems not from a possibly incestuous relationship with Astarte, but from his failure to prevent her death. From the time of its publicat... Read more
4,902 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Soderholm explores the connection between Byron's character Manfred and Nietzsche's Uebermensch, suggesting that Manfred is a hate-poem aimed at several people in... Read more
6,466 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Eggenschwiler discusses the aesthetic unity of Manfred while taking into account its logical inconsistencies. Manfred is now generally recognized as an important transitional w... Read more
5,709 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Sperry places Manfred within the context of Byron's life and career, suggesting that the writing of the play represented for its author a personal catharsis that enabled... Read more
5,976 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Twitchell discusses the supernatural world created by Byron in Manfred. Although in recent years there has been a resurgence of scholarly interest in Byron's verse drama... Read more
4,797 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, McVeigh examines the Incantation in Manfred's opening scene and suggests there are thematic implications for its incongruity with the rest of the play. One of the curios... Read more
11,130 words, approx. 38 pages
In the following essay, Stein discusses the destructive qualities of Manfred's narcissism and assesses the character's culpability for Astarte's death. In Manfred, Byron examines ... Read more
8,941 words, approx. 30 pages
In the following essay, Nicholson discusses the idea that Byron, since he believed that the meaning of life is unknowable, emphasized action rather than thought in Manfred. Ich bin der Geist, der stet... Read more
13,196 words, approx. 44 pages
In the following essay, Boker suggests that the usual Oedipal reading of Manfred leaves much of the play's complexity unexplained; she offers a reading that also accounts for the protagonist&#x... Read more
6,348 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Macdonald situates Manfred within the Faustian tradition to account for the spirit world Byron created. In 1816, Byron left England forever, his reputation ruined by the collap... Read more
1,233 words, approx. 5 pages
Lord Byron's Manfred is a dramatic poem that can be interpreted in many ways. Manfred is clearly distraught throughout the play, and it appears to be because of the death of his sister and lover Asta... Read more