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Schiller an inspiration

Schiller Monument is located in Schiller Park in Rochester, NY. This glowering bronze monument was made in memory of a German who was forced to join the military academy and had been forbidden by superiors to write after discovering he wrote poems to overcome his situation. In Mannheim he developed a relationship with Goethe where he could finally be himself and compose dramas. Schiller remained for more than a century after his death the favorite playwright in Germany.

Biesecker talks in her writing about memorials and where they are located and how they can change a teaching.  Schiller should be an example to follow for those who like writing. This memorial is placed in the middle of a park and has two benches beside it. This is a place where people can be inspired and acknowledge what Schiller did. It would have been good to include part of one of his poems in part of the statue to give more detail of who he is.

Eilin

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