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Psychological Interpretation of Heroic Images in the Legend of the Nibelungs in F. Gebbel And H. Ibsen’s Works

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2013. Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 203-210.
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Buchilina Yu. N.
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
23 Gagarin Street, 603950, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia


In the article the psychological base of heroic characters of the mediaeval German epos “Das Nibelungenlied” and the Scandinavian “Edda” in literary interpretations of the playwrights and realists F. Hebbel and H. Ibsen is presented.


  • • the legend about Nibelungs
  • • heroic epos
  • • realistic tragedy
  • • realistic drama
  • • psychological realism
  • • heroic base of literary image


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