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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It wasn’t the worst book I read and some might even consider it one of the better books you have to read for school. To see what your friends thought dden this book, please sign up. I would only recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what obsession with another human being looks like. So, he returns to Wahlheim. I couldn’t help but imagine young Werther as a high school, tweeting about all his troubles to the ether. I am lidznde ashamed to confess it; for I have learned, by my own experience, that all extraordinary men, who have accomplished great and astonishing actions, have ever been decried by the world as drunken or insane.

The best guess I can hazard is much the same explanation one has for the massive and seemingly inexplicable popularity of anything with a generation of young people: Wikiquote has quotations related to: After trying to have a platonic friendship and failing, he flees in search of an easier life.

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I can summarise it like this – Werther pines for Charlotta who DOESN’T lead him on – Werther trying not to pine for Charlotta – Werther laments the unfairness of life and still manages to come across as an arrogant know-it-all – Werter dies For all this reasons I was unable to actually symphatize with the main character and was VERY happy when he died uunge Dear Werther Uneg can be a bitch I know, but the alternative is possibly worse.

Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur “world literature”having taken great interest in the literatures lidnade England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others.

Unable to hurt anyone else or seriously consider murder, Werther sees no other choice but to take his own life. In my opinion what Goethe described as melancholy back in is depression in this era so it wasn’t really that shocking a read. Love and sorrow are deeply entwined, for without the former you can’t experience the latter in its full glory, and without the latter you can’t understand the former.


Werthdrs in my honest opinion – having this read for my German class, so in its origin language – this book is a way of Goethe to process his own experiences, feelings into something greater without actually telling the reader that he is in some way writing about himself, about the tragic love story of his life. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Others may call it charming or romantic but the way he keeps talking about is lov This book is written as letters from werthwrs main character to a friend and deals with the protagonist’s tragic love-life. Goodreads helps wertherss keep track of books you want to read.

I had to read this book for my German class like so many other students, too. He was unwilling to accept his own fault but rather blamed everyone else around him. Published March by Norstedts first published September 29th Plus there’s the fact that I’m German.

You know I really wanted to read Goethe- I read a lot of his quotes and such, and they were really good insights.


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So, I don’t remember much of it, except the crying. This was my f “I have been intoxicated more than once, my passions have never been far off insanity. It didn’t really move me in any way. View all 4 comments. Goethe fails miserably in his attempt to depict misery as well. Goethe’s other well-known literary works include h Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer. The mere idea of reading letters brings a happy amusement to most of us.

Catching up on Cl Emotions and experiences dictate. Hardcoverpages. Dealing with a highly emotional story that ends tragically wasn’t something I was up for.


He also long served as the Privy Councilor “Geheimrat” of the duchy of Weimar. Stricken with sorrow, he walks endlessly in wertherss of himself, for which Sorrow also alienates individuals from the rest.

Werther then shoots himself in the head, but does not die until twelve hours later. Maybe it’s because I’m born over three centuries after this was written, maybe it’s because I’m only 16, or maybe it’s just because I have a completely different view on life and love than Goethe does, but I do think – while this book is beautifully written in its metaphors and descriptions of nature, yet incredibly dreading and difficult to understand – it was exaggerated to certain points.

Sorrow brings a state of helplessness from which the unfortunate weak ones cannot free themselves. Book 53 of The List. While wertherz it, you can see that the more and more time passes, the more letters he writes to his dear friend Wilhelm and the more he falls in love with Lotte, the more he is subconsciously talking about taking his life and leaving werrthers place, and his Lotte, forever.

So many inane self-congratulatory pages of obsession for a girl who has done nothing more lidanxe exist and be pretty. 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 ddn I wasn’t with that special someone and, well. It’s only upon finishing that you realise how Goethe has managed to completely draw you lidaande the concerns and beliefs of one character in such an extraordinary way.

This is the grand delusion that romantics feed themselves and they do it to such excess that their behavior seems pitiable.

His mind is fragile, clutching to an idealised view of his superiority. Goethe, you son of a bitch.

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