Eventually Nathanael determines to propose to Olimpia, but when he arrives at her rooms he finds an argument in progress between Spallanzani and Coppola, who are fighting over the body of Olimpia and arguing over who made the eyes and who made the clockwork. Furthermore, the psychological conflict of the protagonistNathanael, is represented, who is torn between hallucinations and reality.
The narrator adds that the story of the automaton had a widespread effect on society, with many lovers taking steps to ensure they were not enamoured of puppets but of real flesh and blood.
His window now looks directly into that of Olimpia, and he is again struck by her beauty. He resolves to marry Clara and move to a pleasant estate near his home town. Nathanael came to associate the Sandman with a mysterious nightly visitor to his father.
He finds his student lodgings destroyed by fire, though his possessions were rescued by his friends and moved to a new house which is opposite that of Spallanzani. Until the end of the book it remains open whether this experience was real, or just a dream of the young Nathanael.
Clara points out a bush that seems to be striding towards them. Coppelius begins taking "shining masses" out of the fire and hammering them into face-like shapes without eyes. The Sandman will be one of three Hoffmann tales featured in the upcoming Russian animated feature Hoffmaniada.
It is Coppelius, an obnoxious lawyer come to carry out alchemical experiments. Nathanael struggles his whole life against posttraumatic stress which comes from a traumatic episode with the sandman in his childhood experience.
On the way to visit the place, they pass through the town and climb the high steeple to look out at the view. Most other people consider her dull and stupid, although pretty, and with strangely mechanical actions.
Olimpia "she who comes from Olympus" in the Classical context: Nathanael is invited, and becomes enraptured by Olimpia, who plays the harpsichord, sings and dances. Coppola calls to sell his wares, and offers "pretty eyes, pretty eyes!
In this, the interpretation from an Enlightenment perspective makes sense against the Romantic view, whereby Klara represents Hoffman and derr enlightenment and Nathanael the Romantics. Folklore references[ edit ] The story contains an example of a horrific depiction of the folklore character, the Sandmanwho is traditionally said to throw sand in the eyes of children to help them fall asleep.
Plot summary[ edit ] The story is told by a narrator who claims to have known Lothar. However, it turns out that Coppola has lenses and spectacles to sell, and also small telescopes, and Nathanael buys one of these from him to set matters right after his earlier outburst.
Nathanael returns to complete the final year of his studies, after which he intends to return to his hometown forever. Coppola, who is now revealed as Coppelius in truth, wins the struggle, and makes off with the lifeless and eyeless body, while the injured Spallanzani urges Nathanael to chase after him and recover the automaton to which he has devoted so many years of his life.
Hoffman consciously leaves the reader unsure.Gannett Fleming has elected John Derr, PE and Arthur Hoffmann, Jr., PE, DGE to its board of directors. Derr is based in Phoenix, Ariz.
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