As Wotan continues to judge the world and its inhabitants, we observe that Wotan at some point experiences changing attitudes in terms of the judgments he gives to specific individuals. In some of the judgments that Wotan issues, there are no significant linkages and, at other times, his new role as a mocking ironist becomes evident. As Wotan’s judgments are largely significant to the drama, we have to be adapt an approach that is as explicit as possible in taking on the content and structures among the different perspectives adopted by Wotan at various parts of the drama. This chapter recognizes two different levels of judgment: framing judgments which provide the background for the solutions he employs when faced with particular problems; and the derivative judgments that situated him in various challenges.
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