The Germans Romanticism and Sorrows of Werther

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German Romanticism and Sorrows of Young Werther
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German Romanticism Late 18th and early 19th centuries Humor, wit, and beauty New ways of looking at art, philosophy, and science Model from Medieval Past for unity in art and society Intuition and emotion over Enlightenment rationalism
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Sturm and Drang “storm and stress” Free expression of subjectivity and emotion Countered the enlightenment (rationalism associated with enlightenment was not an adequate example of human nature) Often related to literature/plays/music -character driven by revenge and greed
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Sorrows of Young Werther Werther begins as an amicable character journeying through the countryside enjoying nature and life. At a dance in Wahlheim she meets Charlotte, who is also very attracted to Ossian and Homer, but is engaged to an intelligent and worthy man named Albert. Werther decides to leave because he can not stand the situation, but
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Unformatted text preview: he does not like his brief new life so he returns. He now feels more in love with Charlotte so tensions are very strong between him, Charlotte, and Albert. Werther determines that he must kill himself, so he visits Charlotte one final time. He shoots himself in his room, and dies the next day. Foreshadowing Strong senses, emotions, feelings Werthers undying love for Charlotte Awe of nature Werthers admiration and recognition of the beauty of nature Outcast as being noble imagination From what is Werther alienated from, and how does his alienation express itself? Who or what is responsible for Werthers ultimate fate? He is alienated from society, his lover, and the normal life of a human being because of his infatuation with Charlotte. His alienation feeds his desires more and more ultimately leading to his own demise....
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