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Unformatted text preview: French 50CX 04/09/08 • Overcome separation – separation from mother’s body or body of the world • Werther can not accept that separation • Lotte is over written as a mother figure – figure of bountiful generosity • Surrounded by a feeding – as like a psychological placenta • Step into adulthood • 43 – 19 th of June – infatuation, falling in love, lose yourself initial, out of control, besotted, in a haze • Goes deeper with Werther • “I took my leave of her, first asking if I may see her later the same day…” • “The whole world is as nothing to me” – after stage of infatuation, he has fallen • He stays at that stage of the romance, he never outgrows infatuation • There is a denial of reality which is why he stays in that stage • Lives inside his feelings – Lotte is tube that feeds this intoxication • Page 51 – “oh what a child one is…” • 53 – “she is sacred to me, all my desires are filled in her presence” • Love is form of consumerism, customer comes first...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course FRENCH 50CX taught by Professor Maluevre during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08