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When Nietzsche Wept Characters & Character Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Characters

Dr. Josef Breuer

Dr. Breuer is an eminent Viennese physician who dabbles in psychology. His clientele consists mostly of wealthy and famous people, and he has done some teaching at universities. He comes from a Jewish background, and this has caused some discrimination in his career. Nevertheless, he feels that he is at the pinnacle of his career.

Dr. Breuer is married to a beautiful woman, Mathilde. They have five children and a large extended family. Although it seems that Dr. Breuer has everything he could possibly want, he is miserable because of a continual obsession about a former patient of his, Bertha Pappenheim.

Dr. Breuer was really a Viennese physician during the 19th century. His character here has been fictionalized, and he probably never met Friedrich Nietzsche, although it is true that he had a friendship with Sigmund Freud.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche is a shy, passionate man...

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