Clavdia

Clavdia

thought Hans’s proposal foolish and refused him. [Ger. Lit.: The Magic Mountain, Magill I, 545–547]
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On Walpurgis-night Hans borrows a pencil from his beloved Clavdia Chauchat in order to draw a pig; the Gadarene imagery continues in Adrian's childhood home in Buchel, where he has a Bible bound in pigskin and reads verses by von Schweinitz.
suggested to Mann the long-awaited and finally consummated love of Hans Castorp and Clavdia Chauchat when the demons are let loose in the "Walpurgis-Night" chapter of The Magic Mountain.
While Castorp lingers, glimpses of eternal myths and archetypes well up in his mind: the fatal seduction of Helen, the femme fatale, in Clavdia Chauchat; the single combat of arch foes like Achilles and Hector in Naphta and Settembrini; the death and rebirth of Dionysus and of Christ through Mynheer Peeperkorn; Castorp's own epic quest for extraordinary knowledge in the realm of death.
16, 1918, in Omsk, Siberia, to Emil And Clavdia Nikolaevna Pabo.
Hans Castorp's memories of Pribislav are changed into his infatuation for Clavdia Chauchat.
Who can forget Hans Castorp examining Clavdia Chauchat's X-ray in The Magic Mountain?
Traveling from Zurich on the afternoon of Thursday, January 29, I changed trains at Landquart, and during the long and patient climb up the Prattigau, watching the mountains present a succession of picture-postcard views behind the shifting foregrounds of majestic trees and snowy villages, I passed the time remembering that Mann's novel had addressed the confusions of a ruth, lessly acquisitive society in the years prior to World War I, the part of its hero assigned to a young engineer from Hamburg named Hans Castorp, who didn't discover, until well after he'd met the lovely but disquieting Madame Clavdia Chauchat, that he'd been sent on a fool's errand.
A foretaste of his attraction to the careless East, as embodied at the Sanitarium Berghof by the Russian Frau Clavdia Chauchat.
The single event that changes Tintin from child/cartoon character to man is a sexual encounter he has with Madame Clavdia Chauchat, a promiscuous woman who belongs to the international set Tintin has fallen in with in Machu Picchu.
Unlike Tintin, however, these characters are rendered scrupulously true to Mann's originals: Herr Naptha is still a totalitarian Jesuit, Signor Settembrini still a democratic humanist, Herr Peeperkorn still a loquacious bore, and Clavdia Chauchat still a beautiful egotist ("To be with any less than the exceptional is a form of extinction") and a faithless lover.