Student’s name Instructor Course name Date Don Giovanni Do you find Kierkegaard’s approach to the opera convincing? How is he defining “the erotic” in this opera? There is a great deal of seduction in the opera. At least in every scene there is seduction which Kierkegaard refers to ‘the erotic’ (Kierkegaard 148). Based on his approach Kierkegaard regards Don’s erotic behavior as merely seduction. He confines his argument to the various responses of the ladies Don seduces. Don portrays a sensuous love which evokes long lasting moments with those around him. These characteristics of Don further complements his faithless nature. It is portrayed in the opera where most women end up heartbroken due to the fact that Don is deceitful yet possess love that consumes most of them. There are several occasions that support the definition of erotic as provided by Kierkegaard. In this claim erotica is expressed as done more harm than good. Despite the fact that his company was unavoidable no one wanted to feel the pain that he would later inflict. There is an aspect of betrayal and unfaithfulness. The dilemma in this situation however was often felt by women. Many of them wanted him but they were sure his consuming sensuous love would leave them wanting more while he was gone. The music further cements this perspective through the moderator tone and chords. There is also some smashing melody that keeps varying the pitch such that the sound is slightly ambiguous. The treble further gets weak and hardly noticeable. And as Don gets consumed by the fire there is high tempo from violins and characters. The pace pitch and timbre also complement the feeling of condemnation. Work cited Don Giovanni Furtwängler Salzburg 1954 (English subtitles) Retrieved from: www.youtube.com Soren. “Don Giovanni” Penguin Uk 2004. [...]
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