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Review of the film The Immortal Beloved
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In the film Immortal Beloved, the conclusion was that the “Immortal Beloved” was his brother’s wife, Johanna. In fact, in the film, Ludwig was actually the father of Karl, who was known to the world as his nephew. Throughout the movie, Schindler, who was his secretary, attempted to find the identity of the Immortal Beloved, and two women that he interrogated about this was the Countess Giuletta Guicciardi and the Countess Maria Erdody.
After this, Ludwig and Casper’s relationship was increasingly strained, and Ludwig continuously referred to Johanna as a whore, even going so far as to attempt to have her arrested. The implication was that the reason why he wanted her arrested was because she was a whore, and he burst into the room when Johanna and Casper were lying naked. The movie also portrayed Ludwig as relentlessly pushing his nephew Karl towards music, even though Karl could not play very well and desired to be a soldier. While there is some truth to these complicated relationships that he had with Casper, Johanna and Karl, there are also many inconsistencies with the historical truth, according to Maynard Solomon (1977). According to Solomon, there was some hostility between Ludwig and Casper, due to Casper’s marriage to Johanna, as he wrote “my brother’s marriage was as much an indication of his immorality as of his folly” (Solomon, 1977, p. 299). Solomon stated that the reason why Ludwig was against the marriage was because Casper and Johanna had premarital sex, as Johanna was pregnant with Casper’s child before they got married. ...
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