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Wergeland is probably most known in non-Norwegian countries for his political lobbyism on behalf of {{Jews}}. The Norwegian constitution was strikingly clear on not allowing Jews access to the realm, and Wergeland worked for years to get this paragraph amended. He finally succeeded, though it would take another six years after his death to get the case closed. Swedish Jews paid for his memorial monument in gratitude.

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Wergeland is probably most known in non-Norwegian countries for his political lobbyism on behalf of {{Jews}}.Jews. The Norwegian constitution was strikingly clear on not allowing Jews access to the realm, and Wergeland worked for years to get this paragraph amended. He finally succeeded, though it would take another six years after his death to get the case closed. Swedish Jews paid for his memorial monument in gratitude.



* ''Literature/TheJew'', a collection of poems written for the jewish question in 1841, followed by ''the Jewess'' in 1845. Both collections are prone examples of tolerance and understanding - quite anti racist for the time.
* ''Theatre/IrreparabileTempus'', a farcical morality play written when he was barely 20 years of age. TheEasop is there in the title: To use your life wisely, and not waste it on trifles.

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* ''Literature/TheJew'', a collection of poems written for the jewish question Jewish Question in 1841, followed by ''the ''The Jewess'' in 1845. Both collections are prone examples of tolerance and understanding - quite anti racist anti-racist for the time.
* ''Theatre/IrreparabileTempus'', a farcical morality play written when he was barely 20 years of age. TheEasop [[{{Aesop}} The Aesop]] is there in the title: To use your life wisely, and not waste it on trifles.



* DontAsk: Wergeland was really upset after the smashing of {{Usefulnotes/Poland}} in 1831. He had written a number of poems on the subject, but when he later wrote a "catechism of freedom" for Norwegians, he underlined this on behalf of the poles: "Don`t ask of them. Don`t ask if I believe whether God and his justice rules in Heaven..." Understated that he felt really bad about the Polish situation after the Russian conquest.

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* DontAsk: Wergeland was really upset after the smashing of {{Usefulnotes/Poland}} in 1831. He had written a number of poems on the subject, but when he later wrote a "catechism of freedom" for Norwegians, he underlined this on behalf of the poles: Poles: "Don`t ask of them. Don`t ask if I believe whether God and his justice rules in Heaven..." Understated that he felt really bad about the Polish situation after the Russian conquest.



* GoodSamaritan: Jacob, the old jew in his poem ''Christmas Eve'' features prominently. He picks up a freezing child in a blizzard, and heads for the nearest house seeking shelter. Too bad he`s jewish, as the good christian couple will not let him in on Christmas eve. Tragedy ensues, when the couple find the jew dead at their doorstep the morning after, and understand that the child he carries is actually theirs.
* HavingAGayOldTime: Unavoidable after 170 years. A good example of this is quoted from Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah, where he speaks of "seeing with the far sight of the soul". In the original text, the words "far sight" came to be translated as "Television" in norwegian, and hilarity ensued instantly (See with the television of the soul...).

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* GoodSamaritan: Jacob, the old jew Jew in his poem ''Christmas Eve'' features prominently. He picks up a freezing child in a blizzard, and heads for the nearest house seeking shelter. Too bad he`s jewish, Jewish, as the good christian Christian couple will not let him in on Christmas eve. Eve. Tragedy ensues, ensues when the couple find the jew man dead at their doorstep the morning after, and understand that the child he carries with him is actually theirs.
* HavingAGayOldTime: Unavoidable after 170 years. A good example of this is quoted from Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah, where he speaks of "seeing with the far sight of the soul". In the original text, the words "far sight" came to be translated as "Television" are now used for "television" in norwegian, Norwegian, and hilarity ensued ensued, instantly (See with the television of the soul...).



* InformedJudaism: In his poems written for the Jewish cause, Wergeland couldn`t resist this. Most apparently shown in the use of the name Jehova. Wergeland`s jews repeatedly utter the name, while {{real life}} jews are ''very'' cautious on this particular issue.

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* InformedJudaism: In his poems written for the Jewish cause, Wergeland couldn`t resist this. Most apparently shown in the use of the name Jehova. Jehovah. Wergeland`s jews Jews repeatedly utter the name, while {{real life}} jews Jews are ''very'' cautious on this particular issue.



* SelfDeprecation: On his deathbed, Wergeland wrote a rather humorous authobiography, pestering himself for some of his youthful failures, like the stalking business. He also imagines someone finding his skull twenty years after his death, and the skull holding a lecture over some nonsensical issues. Until the reveal: the skull harbored a rat all along.

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* SelfDeprecation: On his deathbed, Wergeland wrote a rather humorous authobiography, autobiography, pestering himself for some of his youthful failures, like the stalking business. He also imagines someone finding his skull twenty years after his death, and the skull holding a lecture over some nonsensical issues. Until the reveal: the skull harbored a rat all along.


RomanticismVsEnlightenment should summarize the work of Norwegian author Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845), playwright, poet, political lobbyist and historian. He is arguably the {{trope codifier}} for the Norwegian romantic movement at large, and also the patriotic movement in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} during the 1800s. In his day, he was a badass, or at least a {{badass boast}}er, writing poems and plays until his last cough. He died of two-sided Pneumonia at the age of 37.

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RomanticismVsEnlightenment should summarize the work of Norwegian author Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (1808-1845), (17 June 1808 12 July 1845), playwright, poet, political lobbyist and historian. He is arguably the {{trope codifier}} for the Norwegian romantic movement at large, and also the patriotic movement in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} during the 1800s. In his day, he was a badass, or at least a {{badass boast}}er, writing poems and plays until his last cough. He died of two-sided Pneumonia at the age of 37.

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* ''Theatre/IrreparabileTempus'', a farcical morality play written when he was barely 20 years of age. TheEasop is there in the title: To use your life wisely, and not waste it on trifles.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Not ''all'' of his plays are like this, but some of his farcical plays definitely counts. The play ''Harlequin Virtuos'' is a combination of this and StylisticSuck, all for the RuleOfFunny.


* ApocalypseHow: When the Russians had defeated Poland at Ostrolenka (1831), Wergeland wrote a lengthy poem about it, called ''Cæsaris'', pointing fingers directly at [[TsaristRussia the Russian empire]]. Here, he predicts a "burning planet" and burning towns, in a way that comes close to nuclear devastation, as well as a planet off course, tumbling wildly into space without any connection to gravitational orbit. Although this seems pretty bad, he manages to invert it, by also predicting that life with come crawling back in time. Even if it takes a thousand years.

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* ApocalypseHow: When the Russians had defeated Poland at Ostrolenka (1831), Wergeland wrote a lengthy poem about it, called ''Cæsaris'', pointing fingers directly at [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the Russian empire]]. Here, he predicts a "burning planet" and burning towns, in a way that comes close to nuclear devastation, as well as a planet off course, tumbling wildly into space without any connection to gravitational orbit. Although this seems pretty bad, he manages to invert it, by also predicting that life with come crawling back in time. Even if it takes a thousand years.


* HumansAreCthulhu: Wergeland stated the "spiritual" origin of man in many poems, up to and including his cosmic ''magnum opus''. Essentially, the idea was platonic/gnostic, meaning that the souls of humans originated on a higher level, and that they eventually would return to their maker. The task of {{Jesus}}, among other things, was to awaken that slumbering urge.

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* HumansAreCthulhu: Wergeland stated the "spiritual" origin of man in many poems, up to and including his cosmic ''magnum opus''. Essentially, the idea was platonic/gnostic, meaning that the souls of humans originated on a higher level, and that they eventually would return to their maker. The task of {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, among other things, was to awaken that slumbering urge.


RomanticismVsEnlightenment should summarize the work of Norwegian author Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845), playwright, poet, political lobbyist and historian. He is arguably the {{trope codifier}} for the Norwegian romantic movement at large, and also the patriotic movement in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} during the 1800s. In his day, he was a {{badass}}, or at least a {{badass boast}}er, writing poems and plays until his last cough. He died of two-sided Pneumonia at the age of 37.

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RomanticismVsEnlightenment should summarize the work of Norwegian author Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845), playwright, poet, political lobbyist and historian. He is arguably the {{trope codifier}} for the Norwegian romantic movement at large, and also the patriotic movement in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} during the 1800s. In his day, he was a {{badass}}, badass, or at least a {{badass boast}}er, writing poems and plays until his last cough. He died of two-sided Pneumonia at the age of 37.


* ApocalypseHow: When the Russians had defeated Poland at Ostrolenka (1831), Wergeland wrote a lengthy poem about it, called ''Cæsaris'', pointing fingers directly at [[TsaristRussia the russian empire]]. Here, he predicts a "burning planet" and burning towns, in a way that comes close to nuclear devastation, as well as a planet off course, tumbling wildly into space without any connection to gravitational orbit. Although this seems pretty bad, he manages to invert it, by also predicting that life with come crawling back in time. Even if it takes a thousand years.

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* ApocalypseHow: When the Russians had defeated Poland at Ostrolenka (1831), Wergeland wrote a lengthy poem about it, called ''Cæsaris'', pointing fingers directly at [[TsaristRussia the russian Russian empire]]. Here, he predicts a "burning planet" and burning towns, in a way that comes close to nuclear devastation, as well as a planet off course, tumbling wildly into space without any connection to gravitational orbit. Although this seems pretty bad, he manages to invert it, by also predicting that life with come crawling back in time. Even if it takes a thousand years.



* DontAsk: Wergeland was really upset after the smashing of {{Usefulnotes/Poland}} in 1831. He had written a number of poems on the subject, but when he later wrote a "catechism of freedom" for Norwegians, he underlined this on behalf of the poles: "Don`t ask of them. Don`t ask if I believe whether God and his justice rules in Heaven..." Understated that he felt really bad about the Polish situation after the russian conquest.

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* DontAsk: Wergeland was really upset after the smashing of {{Usefulnotes/Poland}} in 1831. He had written a number of poems on the subject, but when he later wrote a "catechism of freedom" for Norwegians, he underlined this on behalf of the poles: "Don`t ask of them. Don`t ask if I believe whether God and his justice rules in Heaven..." Understated that he felt really bad about the Polish situation after the russian Russian conquest.


Wergeland is probably most known in non-Norwegian countries for his political lobbyism on behalf of {{Jews}}. The Norwegian constitution was strikingly clear on not allowing Jews access to the realm, and Wergeland worked for years to get this paragraph amended. He finally succeeded, though it would take another six years after his death to get the case closed. Swedish Jews payed for his memorial monument in gratitude.

Wergeland was a friend to the commoners, and generally a pain in the ass for all cultural snobs. His quarrelsomeness made him a lot of enemies, and he was hunted down by lawsuits that nearly ruined him. He was also a hardass republican, ultra-patriotic, in a country mostly ruled by a Swedish king. The said king eventually gave him an occupation, which caused many of his earlyer friends to turn him down.

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Wergeland is probably most known in non-Norwegian countries for his political lobbyism on behalf of {{Jews}}. The Norwegian constitution was strikingly clear on not allowing Jews access to the realm, and Wergeland worked for years to get this paragraph amended. He finally succeeded, though it would take another six years after his death to get the case closed. Swedish Jews payed paid for his memorial monument in gratitude.

Wergeland was a friend to the commoners, and generally a pain in the ass for all cultural snobs. His quarrelsomeness made him a lot of enemies, and he was hunted down by lawsuits that nearly ruined him. He was also a hardass republican, ultra-patriotic, in a country mostly ruled by a Swedish king. The said king eventually gave him an occupation, which caused many of his earlyer earlier friends to turn him down.


* ViveLaRevolution: Wergeland translated and adapted ''La Marseillaise'' to a Norwegian context. Later, in the poem ''The Freedom day of Norway'', he equalled the Norwegian constitutional day with the two known predecessors: The fourth of July, The American Independence Day, and July 14, the French Bastille day. May 17 (Norway) is put neatly between them as a brother. Wergeland saw the three causes as one and the same.
** He ''also'' wrote a poem to memorate the author of ''La Marseillaise'', Rouget de l`Isle, as well as odes to the July Revolution of 1830, the Greek rebellion, and the Polish rebellion.


** A later version had two spirits already in love, who ensouled the sleeping bodies of Adam and Eve, ensuring that all humans shared that spiritual inheritance (Wergeland was not strictly consistent on this - he developed his ideas over a period of 17 years: His intire literary career).

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** A later version had two spirits already in love, who ensouled the sleeping bodies of Adam and Eve, ensuring that all humans shared that spiritual inheritance (Wergeland was not strictly consistent on this - he developed his ideas over a period of 17 years: His intire years. That would be entire literary career).

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: "Souls", as stated by a very young Wergeland (barely 21 at the time), are "spirit eggs" seeded inside humans. One soul may be the result of ''one single spirit'', and when ''that'' happens, a human genius emerges, to alter the course of human history - he mentioned a few candidates, among them UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Creator/WilliamShakespeare and UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Usually, a soul would consist of half a spirit, sharing a spiritual identity with another human. And thus, the idea of StarCrossedLovers gain a specific meaning in the Wergelandverse.
* OurSpiritsAreDifferent: Wergeland created the idea of "elementary spirits", or ''aions'', roaming the universe. Those spirits would then split up to form the basis of more than one human soul. See the trope above for more details.
** A later version had two spirits already in love, who ensouled the sleeping bodies of Adam and Eve, ensuring that all humans shared that spiritual inheritance (Wergeland was not strictly consistent on this - he developed his ideas over a period of 17 years: His intire literary career).

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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Pretty much a staple of his style. He was definitely a grave offender in his early phase, to a point where the ''Pataphor'' came into play. It is tricky to explain how this actually works, but an example should be one metaphor railing into a long explanation, [[MindScrew giving way to yet more metaphors (inside the first one)]], making the whole thing essentially taking on a life of its own.
** This gained him a heavy scolding from contemporary critics, who arguably didn`t get it.

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* WorldOfHam: Inevitable. Some of his poems are just ''made'' for ChewingTheScenery good and proper. ''It Works''!

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