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This is Goethe's first novel published in 1774 Written in diary form it tells the tale of an unhappy passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte the wife of a friend a man who he alternatel This is a dangerous book For anyone who has suffered from that unreuited love that burns like a fever will be 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 book inspired 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 any 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 uest for transcendence through the love of another 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 ourselvesI would only cautiously recommend this book Realists could handle it but dreamers beware

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Die Leiden des jungen WerthersYears before the novel was published Goethe had passed through a similar tempestuous period when he lost his heart to Charlotte Buff who was at that time engaged to his friend Johann Christian Kestner I have been intoxicated than once my passions have never been far off insanityAlthough I have some sympathy for unreuited love it was hard for me to understand Werther 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 uite incomprehensible This was my first Goethe and it won't be my lastI 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

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FREE EBOOK » EPUB Die Leiden des jungen Werthers ë 9780812969900 Ñ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ¾ This is Goethe's first novel published in 1774 Written in diary form it tells the tale of an unhappy passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte the wife of a friend a maY admires and detests 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' became an important part of the 'Sturm und Drang movement and greatly influenced later 'Romanticism' The work is semi autobiographical in 1772 two Thackeray wrote this very glib verse synopsis of the taleWerther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter;Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butterCharlotte was a married lady And a moral man was WertherAnd for all the wealth of Indies Would do nothing for to hurt herSo he sighed and pined and ogled And his passion boiled and bubbledTill he blew his silly brains out And no was by it troubledCharlotte having seen his body Borne before her on a shutterLike a well conducted person Went on cutting bread and butter