A Children's Tragedy Topics for Discussion

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Who is the man in the mask who appears to Melchior in the final scene of the play?

The subject matter of the play is very serious and realistic, but the play also is comic and fantastical. Is the comedy of the play and the final scene with Moritz's ghost and the mysterious masked man appropriate for the serious issues the play addresses? Does the blending of comedy and tragedy help or hinder the play?

To what extent are Moritz, Melchior, and Wendla's parents responsible for the tragedies in the play?

What do you think will happen to Melchior after the end of the play?

Why are the adults in the play reluctant to discuss sex?

Why does Wedekind include Ernst and Hänschen, the gay lovers, in the play?

How does the scene of Wendla gathering violets in her garden (Act II, Scene...

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