All These Men Were Inspiration For Professor Bhaer In Little Women
Hi! Do you know who was an inspiration for the character of Friedrich Bhaer? Thank you.
Friedrich is a mixed character who was inspired by a lot of people who were influential in Louisa´s life.
Those were: Henry David Thoreau, Waldo Emerson, Johan Wolfgang Goethe and Charles Follen.
There are Alcott scholars who have done specific studies on Friedrich´s character. Some of my favourite studies are: “Singing Mignon´s song” by Christine Doyle “Jo marries Goethe, Prof, Bhaer as the Goethean ideal” by Megan Armknecht “Louisa May Alcott´s cosmopolitan project” by Laura Dassow Walls
I am always happy to share my research. If you want to read some of the studies drop me a note.
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