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Synonyms for Goethian

of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe


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Thus despite his best efforts to fulfill a monolithic national ideal, Lewis's unstable German appears by turns a militaristic Prussian officer devoted to a heartless honor cult, a hopeless Goethian suicide self-destructively obsessed with an unattainable woman, and a Freudian case study, tormented by an Oedipal nightmare that leads him compulsively to envy and despise men, to worship and abuse women.
He saw the learned adventurer as a composite figure, part Leonardo, part Goethian superman and part Christian heretic; his opera is therefore made of different and often contradictory elements, a mixture of ritual, puppet play and melodrama.