The Man Without Qualities II: The Like of It Now Happens - Study Guide Chapter 12, Chapters 116 - 119 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 116: This chapters stars General Stumm. The General gives a speech. The Collateral Campaign is viewed as actually having great political significance at this point in the novel. During his speech, "The General [joked] through the thin web of the comical the menacing seriousness of the state..." (p. 353). In this case he was able to better show the connection between the Collateral Campaign and the state and domestic and foreign policy situation. It is in this chapter that Herr Arnheim suddenly speaks for the Germans as if he is one, although up to this point he has been carefully and clearly one of the Prussians and decidedly not a German. The characters actually mention America in this chapter, with respect to the challenge of keeping diverse forces united. Also in this chapter new truths come out about Arnheim: he is functioning as something...

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