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The Sorrows of Young Werther

Epistolary novels have certain limitations and advantages; the advantage is the person speaking (often the protagonist, but by no means always) can say exactly what he or she means. That person's...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

In his May 10th letter to his good friend Wilhelm, Werther gives a wonderfully vivid, lush description of the beautiful landscape around him. In an anticipation of the worldview that would find its...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

In Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, Werther has been invited to dine with Count O--, who likes and befriends Werther. It just so happens that later that same evening, the Count has an...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2009, 10:20 am (UTC)

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an iconic work of European literature for many reasons. It put German literature on the map and made an instant celebrity...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

According to author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Werther of The Sorrows of Young Werther represents all "that is sick" in human emotionality. After seeing the results of "Werther-Fieber"...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

Love and lust are not so much metaphors in The Sorrows of Young Werther as they are the central themes of the book. It is Werther's unrequited love for Lotte, after all, that consumes him, leading...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

A rhetorical figure (more commonly called a rhetorical device) is a technique a writer uses in order to help sway a reader to their position. These rhetorical figures usually use language in a way...

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