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The Sorrows of Young Werther is «The Novel of Romanticism», the passionate and delirious epistolary novel by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a very important novel in the universal literary tradition that has inspired many other later works, such as Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera.
Certainly, you are right, my unbeatable friend: the pains would be less among men if these – God knows why they are made that way – would not occupy themselves with so much zeal in evoking memories of past evils instead of enduring a tolerable present.
«And yet how to tell you how perfect she is, for she is! Enough; she embraces all my senses, she dominates them. So much ingenuity united with so much wit, so much kindness with so much strength of character!»
The story reaches its most tense point when Albert returns to Wahlheim. Now he stands between Lotte and Werther, who, however, regards him as a good man and worthy of Lotte in the first instance.
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe nació en 1749. Estudió en Leipzig, donde se interesó por el ocultismo, y en Estrasburgo, donde Herder le introdujo en las obras de Shakespeare y en la poesía popular. Produjo algunos ensayos y versos líricos, y a los veinticuatro años saltó a la fama como parte del movimiento Sturm und Drang, posición que se consolidó con la publicación de Las penas del joven Werther. Goethe trabajó en Fausto durante toda su vida, mientras viajaba por Italia y regresaba a Weimar, donde dirigió el Teatro Estatal. Murió en 1832.
The main character of the novel, Werther, is a sensitive and passionate young man who falls madly in love with Charlotte, a woman who is engaged to another man. Werther is a handsome man who arouses the interest of many other women, but he is in love with Charlotte, who does not love him, and despite the intense pain of unrequited love, Werther develops an intimate friendship with her. The main scene essentially depicts Goethe’s German translation of a portion of the Ossian cycle of poems which, although originally considered translations of ancient works, were later discovered to have been written by James Macpherson.
Werther is an important novel of the Sturm und Drang movement in German literature. It is one of the few works of this movement that Goethe wrote before, together with Friedrich von Schiller, the Weimar movement began. It also influenced the literature of Romanticism that followed this movement. The book made Goethe one of the first literary celebrities of his time. Towards the end of his life, traveling to Weimar and visiting the master was a ritual.