History Literature / TheSandman

20th Jan '18 11:34:12 AM Malady
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* EyeMotifs: The Sandman, according to the old nanny, steals eyes. Coppelius threatened to rip Nathanael's eyes out. Coppola sells oculars and eye-glasses and his name means [[spoiler:eye cavities]]. Spalanzani and Coppola fight over [[spoiler: Olimpia's eyes.]]

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* EyeMotifs: The Sandman, according to the old nanny, steals eyes. Coppelius threatened to rip Nathanael's eyes out. Coppola sells oculars and eye-glasses and his name means [[spoiler:eye cavities]]. Spalanzani and Coppola fight over [[spoiler: Olimpia's [[spoiler:Olimpia's eyes.]]


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* TheTheTitle: The novel is called "The Sandman".
11th Jan '18 8:13:05 PM LB7979
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Can be read online [[http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Der_Sandmann in German]] or translated by [[http://www.fln.vcu.edu/hoffmann/sand_e.html J. Oxenford]] or [[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hoffmann/eta/sand/ J. T. Bealby]].

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Can be read online [[http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Der_Sandmann in German]] or translated by [[http://www.fln.[[https://germanstories.vcu.edu/hoffmann/sand_e.html J. Oxenford]] or [[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hoffmann/eta/sand/ J. T. Bealby]].



* ClockworkCreature: [[spoiler:Olimpia]].

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%%ZCE * ClockworkCreature: [[spoiler:Olimpia]].



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Nathanael.]]

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%%ZCE * DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Nathanael.]]



* EyeScream: In the Sandman story and invoked in Coppelius' threat.

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%%ZCE * EyeScream: In the Sandman story and invoked in Coppelius' threat.



* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: [[spoiler:He built her himself!]]

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%%ZCE * MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: [[spoiler:He built her himself!]]



* {{Motifs}}: Eyes. Glasses and lenses. Creating Life. Giants and giant-like things. Eyes.

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%%ZCE * {{Motifs}}: Eyes. Glasses and lenses. Creating Life. Giants and giant-like things. Eyes.



* RobotGirl: [[spoiler:Olimpia.]]
* RoboticReveal: Possibly the UrExample.
* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Nathanael vs. Clara.

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%%ZCE * RobotGirl: [[spoiler:Olimpia.]]
%%ZCE * RoboticReveal: Possibly the UrExample.
%%ZCE * RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Nathanael vs. Clara.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Nathanael's mystical conviction that Coppelius will eventually ruin his life. Maybe.

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%%ZCE * SelfFulfillingProphecy: Nathanael's mystical conviction that Coppelius will eventually ruin his life. Maybe.
4th Aug '17 3:35:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DoWellButNotPerfect:After [[spoiler:Olimpia is exposed as a robot]], it becomes fashionable for ladies to sing or dance a bit out of tune in order to stay further away from the UncannyValley.

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* DoWellButNotPerfect:After DoWellButNotPerfect: After [[spoiler:Olimpia is exposed as a robot]], it becomes fashionable for ladies to sing or dance a bit out of tune in order to stay further away from the UncannyValley.
22nd Feb '17 6:57:04 AM Omeganian
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* DoWellButNotPerfect:After [[spoiler:Olimpia is exposed as a robot]], it becomes fashionable for ladies to sing or dance a bit out of tune in order to stay further away from the UncannyValley.



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19th Dec '15 10:31:07 PM nombretomado
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Probably the most analyzed piece of fiction by E. T. A. Hoffmann; interpreted, among others, by SigmundFreud in his essay "The Uncanny".

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Probably the most analyzed piece of fiction by E. T. A. Hoffmann; interpreted, among others, by SigmundFreud UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud in his essay "The Uncanny".
22nd Jul '15 2:24:56 AM Aquila89
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* UncannyValleyGirl: Olimpia. Nathaneal's friends notice that there's something off about her: "We find your Olympia quite uncanny, and prefer to have nothing to do with her. She seems to act like a living being, and yet has some strange peculiarity of her own."

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* UncannyValleyGirl: Olimpia. UncannyValley: [[invoked]] In-universe, Nathaneal's friends notice that there's something off about her: Olimpia, telling him: "We find your Olympia Olimpia quite uncanny, and prefer to have nothing to do with her. She seems to act like a living being, and yet has some strange peculiarity of her own."
31st Mar '15 1:33:50 AM Menshevik
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* MistakenForProfound: Olimpia can only react with "Ah! Ah!" to everything. Besotted Nathanael sees that as an indication of the depth of her feelings.


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* StepfordSmiler: Olimpia. Tellingly, [[{{Narcissist}} Nathanael]] falls in love with her because unlike Clara she reacts uncritically positively to his lame poetic efforts.
8th Mar '15 10:10:59 AM LordGro
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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not to be confused with]] the comic book series ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' by Creator/NeilGaiman.



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12th Jul '14 11:49:56 PM LordGro
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Bealby translation repeatedly calls Coppola a "hawker" (travelling salesman) of oculars and glasses (which he refers to as "eyes"). This resounds beautifully with the tale of Nathanael's nurse, who described the Sandman as a bird-like creature who hunts for eyes--a hawk is a bird of prey, and "to hawk" also means "to hunt in the style of a hawk". But it is entirely a clever translation; in the original, Coppola is just a "Wetterglashändler", which does not strike any such associations.
12th Jul '14 11:47:24 PM LordGro
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Bealby translation repeatedly calls Coppola a "hawker" (travelling salesman) of oculars and glasses (which he refers to as "eyes"). This resounds beautifully with the tale of Nathaniel's nurse, who described the Sandman as a bird-like creature who hunts for eyes--a hawk is a bird of prey, and "to hawk" also means "to hunt in the style of a hawk". But it is entirely a clever translation; in the original, Coppola is just a "Wetterglashändler", which does not strike any such associations.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Bealby translation repeatedly calls Coppola a "hawker" (travelling salesman) of oculars and glasses (which he refers to as "eyes"). This resounds beautifully with the tale of Nathaniel's Nathanael's nurse, who described the Sandman as a bird-like creature who hunts for eyes--a hawk is a bird of prey, and "to hawk" also means "to hunt in the style of a hawk". But it is entirely a clever translation; in the original, Coppola is just a "Wetterglashändler", which does not strike any such associations.
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