Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Após a leitura de “As Afinidades Eletivas”, escrita em , ocorreu-me. O artigo busca mostrar a aplicabilidade do conceito de “afinidades eletivas” para menos definidos: 1º) as Afinidades eletivas; título de um romance de Goethe. A obra em questão é o romance “Die Wahlverwandschaften” (As Afinidades Eletivas)4 de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( – ) publicado em na .
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany’s literary giant. This is a new edition of his penetrating study of marriage and passion, bringing together four people in an inexorable manner. The novel asks whether we have free will or afindades and confronts its characters with the monstrous consequences of repressing what little “real lif Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany’s literary giant.
The novel asks whether we have free will or not and confronts its characters with the monstrous consequences of repressing what little “real life” they have in themselves, a life so far removed from their fainidades states that it appears to them as something terrible and destructive. PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages.
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Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
David Goethe speculates that vegetation from different climates can have different effects upon the soul and character of the individual. Is this a clean book in terms of subject matter and contexto?
Wayne Tripton Yes, the book looks at our choices when it comes to love. See 2 questions about Elective Affinities…. Lists with This Book. Nov 15, Issicratea rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a very strange novel! One minute you are reading an aristocratic comedy of manners; the next, a philosophical essay; the next, a brooding, proto-symbolist, mythopoetic exploration of the workings of fate. I loved reading it for that reason, in the measured, twenty-thirty page doses that are all that my workload permits at the moment.
I never had the least sense, from one day to the next, which Elective Affinities was going to show up. Goethe was sixty when he wrote it, though, and one thing I did note was a preoccupation with death and memorialisation and legacy. This comes to the fore especially in the remarkable final scenes, but it is present throughout. Charlotte gets into trouble re-landscaping the village churchyard, such as to detract from the role of the graves as memorials to the dead as individuals.
The Architect plunders ancient tombs and turns their grave wares into objects of collection and study. And the most fully described of the ridiculous tableaux vivants into which Luciane bullies the company is themed around the figure of the ancient queen Artemisia of Caria, who became a living monument for her husband Mausolus, drinking his ashes: Another thing I found very interesting in the novel was its treatment of place.
It is very concentrated geographically. But there are also potent links with the themes of death and of memoralization as an attempt to transcend death. Landscape gardening looks to the future, and the distant future, as an English visitor who is an expert on the art observes; it is a legacy that Eduard and Charlotte might hope to see cherished and appreciated by their son.
As a conversation between Charlotte and the Assistant reminds us, however, that is not always how things happen. Ottilie, for me, ultimately floundered under the huge weight of symbolic resonance she has to carry, but she is very far from a stereotype; and Charlotte I thought was beautifully realized as a character and an excellent foil to her man-child husband even though the novel becomes progressively less interested in her as it transitions from psychological realism to a more Gothic-romantic-melodramatic mode.
View all 6 comments. Ed io che pensavo che l’amore fosse alchimia! Chimica, invece, tutto qua?
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View all 12 comments. I read this beautiful novel in German. Though I might have objected to how structured it is, so full of symbols and echoes, in the hands of a master like Goethe it only contributes to the subtle atmosphere.
What’s more, the characters are individual and detailed, as comes out through their interactions and words. I found myself pitying Ottilie rather than being annoyed by her submissiveness afinidadew any case, there’s more to her than submissiveness ; and Charlotte struck me as one of the most likable I read this beautiful novel in German.
I found myself pitying Ottilie rather than being eletivae by her submissiveness in any case, there’s more to her than submissiveness ; and Charlotte struck me as one of the most likable, admirable characters E,etivas encountered in preth-century fiction. She’s not an anachronistic feminist, but rather a self-possessed person whose experience of life has contributed to her good sense; at one point she gently but firmly rebuts a man who’s made some generality about women.
A shocking event was increased in impact in that it was the first thing that ever shook Charlotte into saying something goetye.
If Goethe has any opinion about the real significance and proper solution of the painful tangle of emotions in this story, he expresses it only indirectly; like most of the best novelists, he raises more questions than he answers.
He describes the social forces that are trying to plan and control everything, yet can only do so in part. In the end, this book seems less of a tribute to romantic love such a destructive force than to friendship, which survived everything and was not destroyed by bitter feelings as it could aifnidades easily have been. Abbiamo commesso una pazzia: Guai a colui che, dalle circostanze o dall’illusione, viene indotto ad aggrapparsi al futuro o al passato!
Abbiamo commesso una pazzia. In qu Abbiamo commesso una pazzia: Que conhecimento da alma feminina! Aposto que sim … 8. A proper analysis of this book can only be executed by readers with a thorough knowledge of early 19th-century literary tropes and gender roles. I am no such reader. While containing some terrific turns of phrase and a few ruminations about human nature that still ring true, Elective Affinities is first and foremost a paragon of anachronism.
The motivations and A proper analysis of this book can only be executed by readers with a thorough knowledge of early 19th-century literary tropes and gender roles. This book is about four aristocratic lovers: Eduard and Charlotte, a married couple, and Ottilie and the Goefhe, the unfortunate objects of their extramarital affections.
The four companions debate whether human relationships result from some predetermined sequence of events i. This is an interesting and persistent philosophical question, but one that fails to imbue this particular narrative with much lasting value. Elective Affinities captures European consciousness prior to the advent of Marxist thought.
He does his best to wring some genuine tragedy out of this overblown and haughty story, but fails ogethe almost every regard—except one.
Lives are ruined and lost acinidades of natural developments that, while causing appropriate emotional stress, should never result in the maudlin outcomes depicted here. Elective Affinities helps us realize that, despite its many sins, the modern world is better than goethf came before. Goethe doesn’t just write in German, he is the very definition of the German language.
This book, as well elftivas das Leiden des Jungen Werters, have clearly shown to me the beauty of die Deutsche Sprache. Because of this reason I would recommend everybody with only the slightest knowledge of German, to read this in the original language.
A translation could never grasp goehe majestic feeling in which Goethe seems to soak all his words. Die Wahlverwandschaften is in the first place a book about interpe Goethe doesn’t just write in German, he is the very definition of the German language.
Die Wahlverwandschaften is in the first place a book about interpersonal relationships. The titles refers to the chemistry that occurs when certain people are placed together. In this book, a wealthy couple, Eduard and Charlotte, invites two friends: It does not take long until things start to change in this once stable family: And Charlotte starts having feelings for Hauptmann, the friend of Eduard.
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The passion, the forbidden love, is a theme that Goethe handles well. The desperate feelings that the protagonists experience are translated into descriptions of intense craving for something that cannot be. Especially interesting is how each person deals differently with the emotions he or she experiences and this supports the main point of the work: One should not live his life without having read at least one work by Goethe.
It makes you think about the way we experience emotions, and how we are all part of a mysterious game, driven by even more mysterious forces. Emotions can be as destructive as they are beautiful. Mar 13, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Free download available at Project Gutenberg. And those are the cases which are really most important and remarkable— cases where this attraction, this affinity, this separating and combining, can be exhibited, the two pairs severally crossing each other; where four creatures, connected previously, as two and two, are brought into contact, and at once forsake their first combination to form into a second.
In this forsaking and embracing, this seeking and flying, we believe that we are ind Free download available at Project Gutenberg. In this forsaking and embracing, this seeking and flying, we believe that we are indeed observing the effects of some higher determination; we attribute a sort of will and choice to such creatures, and feel really justified in using technical words, and speaking of ‘Elective Affinities.
Jun 01, Wanda rated it liked it Recommended to Wanda by: Why does a seemingly content couple allow a friend to talk them into a science experiment of their hearts. Edward is a spoiled man-child. And, no one pays much attention to him. I simply could not understand why a happy couple would want to willingly con 7 JUN – Tsk!
I simply could not understand why a happy couple would want to willingly conduct such an evil experiment. No good could come of it and none did. Never cheat on your spouse nor ever think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. View all 7 comments. Goethe wrote this book in part as a meditation and exploration of the scientific developments that were happening at the time.