Gerda Von Rinnlingen – Seductive and “Femme Fatal”?! (According to "Little Herr Friedemann" by Thomas Mann)

Maia Dumbadze


The present work aims at finding out whether Gerda Von Rinnlingen – the main protagonist woman of “Little Herr Friedemann” written by Thomas Mann, is or not a seductive and “femme fatale.” By describing the Amazon Gerda’s internal and external features or expressing her cold attitude towards her husband and by discussing this mysterious woman’s role in miserable Friedemann’s life we can conclude that, Gerda Von Rinnlingen,in fact, is not only a seductive woman for Friedemann but she is still a “femme fatale.”

Keywords: amazon, dangerous temptress, “femme fatale,” failure, relationship of passions, tyrant.

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