Friedrich - "Snow (1929)" Summary & Analysis

Hans Peter Richter
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"Snow (1929)" Summary

That winter, Frau Resch clears the path of snow to the narrator's chagrin, and Friedrich is allowed to go out and play. The narrator's mother is busy and keeps brushing aside his requests to join Friedrich, which grow more intense, when Frau Schneider comes out to play with her son. The narrator watches them enjoying a snowball fight, slicking down a path for good sliding, and making a fine snowman. Finally, the narrator's mother is ready, and dresses them both warmly. They look out the window, when Herr Resch shrieks at Friedrich to get off his snow covered rose bushes.

"Snow (1929)" Analysis

We next see the contrast between Friedrich and his mother happily playing in the snow, and the narrator, nagging his frustrated, overworked mother to take him out to join them. It ends abruptly with the landlord's angry epithet, "dirty...

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