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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Usually I hate long descriptive passages as a philistine I often think they detract from the story but these are perfectly balanced with the character portraits of the various protagonists.

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While admittedly the book does feature a number of passages that successfully describe the beauty and sublimity of nature, The Sorrows of Young Werther fails in all other wdrthers. The book reputedly also led to some of the first known examples of copycat suicide. He spoke of the beauties of nature and waxed rhapsodic about the wisdom of children.

He writes beautifully and movingly, describing his feelings and observations on life, and especially his all consuming love for Charlotte, unforgettably. This version is incomplete, I noticed that while googling this story, that some seems to be missing, not sure if this is the originalbut if it 2 editionit is missing the editors notes, which tells more of the story.

Dealing with a highly emotional story that ends tragically wasn’t s ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ is one of those books that I wanted to read for a long time. If one were to remove this work from history, it seems highly unlikely that the careers of writers such as Percy Shelley or Byron would be quite the same.

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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. Den unge Werthers lidanden Foto: Early in his career, however, he wondered whether painting might not be his true vocation; late in his life, he expressed the expectation that he would ultimately be remembered above all for his work in optics.


Of course, does exactly that and the entire story revolves around his letters about how much he pines for darling Charlotte.

Werther soon sexually idealises her, and Werther realises that he will never have Lotte. Open Preview See a Problem? My feelings toward him went back and forth between sympathy and frustration. 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 wertjers any and every means to be rid of it.

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About Johann Derthers von Goethe. My dear Werther this is your problem suicide is a will while death by disease is not. Yet, Goethe substantially reworked the book for the edition and acknowledged the great personal and emotional influence that The Sorrows of Young Werther could exert on forlorn young lovers who discovered it.

I couldn’t help but imagine young Werther as a high school, tweeting about all his troubles to the ether. By the end of the story, I was pretty much ready for Werther to shoot himself – and that’s a really awful thing to say. It is Sturm und Drang.

Emotions and experiences dictate. He regrets the pain that he brings her when he can no longer hide his condition from her. See all 6 questions about Den unge Werthers lidanden…. OK, so the story is trite. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling.

Note on the translation – I read Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan’s version in the Everyman selected works which comes highly recommended. And everyone who was ever heart-broken can probably relate to the main character.

We discussed it at school before we started reading ‘Faust’, an all-time favorite of mine. Werther then shoots himself in the head, but does not die until twelve hours later.

Romanticism is an example of looking werthdrs a personal messiah in love. Had she waited, had she let time have its effect, despair would surely lidandr abated, and surely someone else would have come forward to comfort her. However, because he can’t find a suitable place to live and still clings to werther the memories, he returns to Lotte, who is now married to Albert.


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: Goethe, aged 24 at the time, finished Werther in six weeks of intensive writing in January—March Werther goes from being an ostensibly reliable narrator to an utterly unreliable one in the course of the novel.

It’s beautiful writing of the highest order even in translation and a perfect example of how obsession can ultimately lead to personal emptiness. How can Werther not get what he wants? In the end, Werther was more in love with the idea of having this woman than actually being with her, alone the way he wrote about her, like nothing in his world mattered if she wasn’t near him.

Similarly, Carl Spitteler revisited Werther in “Imago. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She even told him when they first met she was engaged to another man.

The book ends with an intimation that Charlotte may die of a broken heart. Published March by Norstedts first published September 29th The story is set in a small German town surrounded by refreshing nature, that plays a huge role in the novel. Hope you get your life back some time soon and that you start to enjoy it again.

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