- Alternate Character Interpretation: Certain passages in the novel give the serious impression that Torless might be, in modern terms, a closeted trans girl
- Wangst: Torless' angst has a little bit of this going on.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Most interpretations after the Second World War note prescient parallels regarding Beineberg and Reiting's philosophies and their terrorizing of fellow students. The novel was published in 1906 and while Musil would become an anti-Nazi, it's obvious that the story is more a general one about fraternity and male dominance at school.
YMMV / The Confusions of Young Törless