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Category Archives: The Sandman – Thesis Statements
E.T.A. Hoffmann alters the structure of the story to add to the uncertainty that the uncanny creates.
Nathaniel’s conflation of the Sandman with Coppelius, and by extension of imagination with reality, renders him prone to sudden, violent episodes that are triggered by flashbacks to his traumatic childhood; this phenomenon occurs when Coppola first visits him, when he … Continue reading → Continue reading
Though, when separate, realism and fantasy are harmless, “The Sandman” shows that unifying the two, whether in a person such as Nathaniel or in practice as in alchemy, leads to the creation of the uncanny.