"When you hear it for the first time, you automatically get frightened." : a tightrope walk between death assistant and murderer : an essay on Alice's trip to Switzerland by Lukas Bärfuss
Source document: Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik. 2018, vol. 32, iss. Supplementum, pp. 123-132
ISSN1803-7380 (print)2336-4408 (online)
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This essay deals with the stage play "Alices Reise in die Schweiz" (Alice's trip to Switzerland) by Lukas Bärfuss, specifically focusing on the main character Gustav. There is a question raised whether he actually acts for purely ethical reasons, as he pretends, or whether something else is behind it. To formulate it more accurately: Is he as a suicide doctor tending to act like a murder? If so, where is the dividing line between these two positions? And how does it change the accustomed approach to the author Bärfuss who allegedly raises ethical issues without clearly taking sides?