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Who is Coppelius?

Coppelius is a man who often visited Nathanael's family, especially his father, when Nathanael was a child. Nathanael believes him to be The Sandman, and also believes that the mechanic named Coppola, whom he meets while at university, is the man from his childhood in disguise.

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Also to know is, are Coppelius and Coppola the same person?

It seems by the end of the story that Coppola and Coppelius are, in fact, the same person. This can be gathered from the scene in which Coppola runs off with Olimpia's body, after which Spalanzani calls Coppola "Coppelius" while mourning the loss of his automaton/daughter.

Subsequently, question is, which ballet is based on a story by ETA Hoffmann entitled The Sandman? The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

In this regard, who is Clara in the Sandman?

Clara (the light one): Nathanael's fiancée with a peaceful, judicious, yet determined temperament. Lothar: Clara's brother and Nathanael's friend. Nathanael's father: alchemical experimentalist whose dealings with Coppelius during Nathanael's childhood lead to his death.

What is the story of the Sandman?

The Sandman is a mythical spiritual being originating from European folklore. Typically a character in children's fables, he is said to put people to sleep and bring good dreams by sprinkling magic sand into people's eyes at night. The grit in people's eyes when they wake from sleep is supposedly the Sandman's doing.

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