Published in English The Sorrows of Young Werther (: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an, loosely by, first published in Den unge Werthers lidanden Foto: Daniel Andersson. Den unge Werthers lidande, Faust. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Den unge Werthers. Title, Den unge Werthers lidande: Till svenska av Allan Bergstrand. Author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Published, Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote.
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Hardcoverpages. Published March by Norstedts first published September 29th WertherAlbertLotte. WahlheimWahlheim. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Den unge Werthers lidandenplease sign up. Are you werthes alive, after reading the book? Edmund Hanna I heeded the warnings and picked up this read because its description alluded relevancy to some uhge my recent ynge. I finished the book …more I heeded the warnings and picked up this read because its description alluded relevancy to some of my recent experiences.
I finished the wrrthers yesterday, and, frankly, I’ve enjoyed the book tremendously. I admit, it has been a sad read, but I didn’t pick lidanve even the slightest hint of a Werther ‘fever’, een one could call it that.
And, to be honest, I thought I would; I can compare myself to Werther in some ways Nevertheless, I love Goethe’s style, and I think I’ll be looking into more of his works. See all 6 questions about Den unge Werthers lidanden…. Lists with This Book. This is s dangerous book. For anyone who has suffered from that unrequited love that burns like a fever will werthera able to relate uncannily well with this book.
Unfortunately the ending is such that it inspired many people to use it like a template for their own lives when faced with a similar situation. While finishing up this book I wondered whether Goethe was ever aware or thought about the painful actions his werrhers inspired. This is a fictionalized autobiography of Goethe’s own experience of bei This is s dangerous book.
This is a fictionalized autobiography of Goethe’s own experience of being in love with a woman he could never have. The experience was obviously very painful for him. His writing style has powerful clarity that can easily pull you into the story causing you to ache with the main character and laugh at the same time. To me this was an example of the dark-side of romanticism.
The main character, Werther, was so obsessed and fixated on Charlotta the woman he loves that it was as if he wasn’t even seeing her anymore. What he was in love with was an idea, not actually her, he was in love with his own ideal of her.
This is the grand delusion that romantics feed themselves and they do it to such excess that their behavior seems pitiable.
I would only recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what obsession with another human being looks like. This mindset is as unhealthy as attaining the object, and I say object because that is what the idealized Charlotta became, would likely only reveal his delusion.
Romanticism is an example of looking for a personal messiah in love. Someone who we can pin all of our hopes and dreams on to pull us out of the human condition we find ourselves stuck in.
A quest for transcendence through the love of another.
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But placing that responsibility on the shoulders of someone else will always disappoint and rightly so. We can not give to another what only we can do for ourselves. I would only cautiously recommend this book. Realists could handle it, but dreamers beware. View all 16 comments. I couldn’t help but imagine young Werther as a high school, tweeting about all his troubles to the ether. So, without further ado, I present to you: The Tweets of Young Werther. This is sen kind of book that high school teachers should be making self-absorbed teenagers read.
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They can totally relate, both to the intense feelings of emotion and the complete conviction that no one in the world has ever felt the same way before. I couldn’t relate that well, because really Werther just needs to man up I couldn’t help but imagine young Werther as a high school, tweeting about all his troubles to the ether.
I couldn’t relate that well, because really Werther just needs to man up and bang someone else, but I still inexplicably liked this book. Actually, my affection is explicable: I should really step away from photoshop and get back to work. View all 15 comments. View all 5 comments. View all 3 comments. My feelings toward him went back and forth between sympathy and frustration.
At times I admired his love, at other times I found it to be very obsessive. Yes, he was sensitive and romantic, but the woman of his dreams did not lead him on in any way so I did find the way he behaved quite incomprehensible. This was my f “I have been intoxicated more than once, my passions have never been far off insanity. This was my first Goethe and it won’t be my last.
I love how he writes, and I enjoyed his philosophical musings, and his meditations on life, love, religion, people, etc.
He made some interesting points although some of them did seem to come from an elitist’s point of view. View all 19 comments. I would not be mistaken if I think that many of us would have just eschewed this book by just seeing the first few words of the title. Sorrow is one of the emotions which every great men cannot escape in their lives, as Dostoevsky says.
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Sorrow brings a state of helplessness from which the unfortunate weak ones cannot free themselves. Though the events of this story can be considered as unfortunate for our Werther but it can be I would not be mistaken if I think that many of us would have just eschewed lidance book by just seeing the first few words of the title. Though the events of this story can be considered as unfortunate for our Werther but it can be also accepted that Werther is not a weak one, at least in common sense.
The mere idea of reading letters brings a happy amusement to most of us. But what if those letters brim with sorrow?
Through this brilliant epistolary novel, Goethe makes us read the most compelling letters of sorrowful experience of Werther in his young age. But what befalls him later is something inexorable! But Lotte is to be married to Albert, another gentleman with whom Werther makes an in-good-terms friendship. While the marriage between L and A seems to last, the friendship between W and A is enfeebled by the unconventional ideas of Werther.
Is he only happy before he has acquired his reason or after he has lost it? Stricken with sorrow, he walks endlessly in search of himself, for which Sorrow also alienates individuals from the rest. But wherever he goes, in some way or the other, the memory of his lady-love wakes him up from his somber sojourn.
How can the bright figures and brilliant landscapes amuse a prisoner of life? Does this story offer an alternate view on the subject? View all 20 comments. Wolfgang Goethe when he wrote The Sufferings of the Young Werther did not believe that his novel would be so successful. In German Literature, before the novel, there was still no romanesque work at Werther’s height.
All the romances that preceded him, which dealt with cards, were mostly neutral or cold. They emphasized more those who wrote to the narrator than the narrator himself. In Werther, for the first time, one sees a first-person narrator, an outstanding self. Werther suffers for love an Wolfgang Goethe when he wrote The Sufferings of the Young Werther did not believe that his novel would be so successful. Werther suffers for love and counts through letters his feelings.
It is a small but rather dense novel, with a plot full of strong scenes and human questions. I read this book in high school. So, I don’t remember much of it, except the crying. I loved the story, I could relate to many of his thoughts about unrequited love and its tragic consequences, and feeling like it was the end of the world because I wasn’t with that special someone and, well. I cried quite a bit while reading this book, Bambi’s-mother-shooting kind of tears.
I probably wouldn’t react that way now, I’d just think about how much easier it would I read this book in high school. I probably wouldn’t react that way now, I’d just think about how much easier it would be to move out and try to meet somebody else or not than crying a river and view spoiler [trying to kill yourself.
However, despite that particular part of the plot, it was beautifully and carefully written. Goethe described one of the most profound and dangerous kinds of pain in a delicate and graceful manner. His prose is brilliant, powerful.