From gggg gggg@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jan 2 21:03:55 2021
Could Wagner have known about the historical Chinese novel ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS and been influenced by it?:
- The Romance of the Three Kingdoms deals with similar themes as many great world epics: the rise and fall of fortunes, and how greed and ambition are fixed parts of human nature.,,,namely human desires for greater power in the social and political
spheres...Another theme might be the necessity of death to establish new life—or in this case, the necessity of the old orders dying out so the kingdom can be revitalized under new leadership.