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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At the beginning of the book, he was a happy man and at the end, he was nothing more but a hollow shell of who he used to be. WahlheimWahlheim. Open Preview See a Problem? Many people would probably call what happened to Werther wetrhers love story with a tragic ending, I call it an obsession that ended in his own death. I felt like I was getting a bunch of illustrative examples dn a humanities course of the themes of German romanticism thrown at me rapid fire.

They want it to be full of high drama and passion, where love and despair are permanently linked and solutions are drastic.

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It is a small but rather dense novel, with a plot full of strong scenes and human questions. Werther suffers for love and counts through letters his feelings.

Not because of thwarted love or an overabundance of beauty in this world, but rather because the thought that this book was this influential on a generation is only slightly less depressing than the heat death of the universe. Two events during this time echo what will eventually happen: After composing a farewell letter to be found after his death, he writes to Albert asking for his two pistols, on the pretext that he is unye “on a journey”. While finishing up this book I wondered whether Goethe was ever aware or thought unve the painful actions his book inspired.


Den unge Werthers lidanden

The next great German would hug a horse and he didn’t write many letters, those he did he signed The Crucified. He is carefree, living off income from his Mother, who, I can only assume, has become annoyed by his superior intelligence. View all 3 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To me this was an example of the dark-side of romanticism. View all 8 comments.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. His idealisation of the people in Wahlheim narrows purely onto Lotte, a young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother. Hardcoverpages. Rowling has nothing on Goethe. Then everything swims before my senses, and I smile and dream while pursuing my way through the world.

But I will, I will! In its Muttersprache it is beautiful and werther. Besides love, and lack of love, pain and whatnot, there are passages like: Recommended to Nicole by: The Sufferings of Young Werther has had an enormous impact on European literature.

When Werther arrives at this place he wants to escape an unfulfilled love in his past. WahlheimWahlheim. Just a moment while we sign you in to uneg Goodreads account. I’m not enough of an expert on literary history to know if his claim is true, but it is, along with Tristram Shandyseminal to the novel form.

Den unge Werthers lidanden by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (4 star ratings)

And, to be honest, I thought I would; I can compare myself to Werther in some ways Young men changed their dress to reflect that of the werthsrs character and, sadly, the unfortunate end of Werther was emulated by several copycat suicides.


By the end Hmm Leiden und Freuden Werthers des Mannes. Apparently it was Harry Potter like in its ability to create a fan base at the time.

I personally have experienced men being in love with me and I have no interest in them romantically at all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In fact, I know that the book heavily impacted a lot of them – even to a point of copycat suicides.

Plus there’s the fact that I’m German. The Makings of the West: I finished the book yesterday, and, frankly, I’ve enjoyed the book tremendously. Lyrical and rich with insight, Werther’s musings on the nature of mankind and the woes of heartbreak are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in The Story of Civilization Volume I give Goethe a pass, he was Goethe after all. I wanted to understand why the book had such an effect on people.

Ever your friend and faithful reader Wilhelm aka John He read it seven times. I loved the role nature played in the novel. 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.

There is no rationalism in this book.