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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Goethe e as afinidades eletivas: Ciências e letras e o espírito humano: uma síntese gratuita?

Die Wahlverwandtschaftenalso translated under the title Kindred by Choiceis the third novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethepublished in Charlotte on her part misses some female company and therefore invites her young niece Ottilie.

Ist es schon Liebe? 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. The decision to invite Ottilie and the Captain is described as an “experiment” and this is exactly what it is.

I refer specifically to the part where, in order to understand why lead and certain glazes should be removed from pots, Charlotte, “naturally” had to begin her instruction from “first principles of chemistry and physics”. In the beginning, there are two pairs of lovers, but somewhere along the way it feels like Goethe drops Charlotte and the Captain for Edvard and Ottilie’s star-crossed love story.

Gruchy apud Screpanti e Zamagni,p. One should not live his life without having read at least one work by Goethe.

See 2 questions about Elective Affinities…. I mean, how could we have a “happy” ending? Buenos Aires, sem ano; no original: Zur Mythologie von Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften “, Deutsche Viedrteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte56, 1— 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.


Seu uso como enredo carnavalesco. The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or regulated by the laws of chemical affinityand examines whether or not the science and laws of chemistry undermine or uphold the institution of marriageas well as other human social relations. For both, their second marriage. For what concerns chemistry, Goethe was not far from Newton. Both come to live with them. The novel asks whether we have free will or not 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.

This book, as well as das Leiden des Jungen Werters, have clearly shown to me the beauty of die Deutsche Sprache.

Francis Ford Coppolain the grip of clinical manic depression and anxiety over his incomplete opus Apocalypse Nowand while purportedly under the influence of his girlfriend, screenwriter Melissa Mathisonproposed making a “ten-hour film version of Goethe’s Elective Affinitiesin 3D “.

The novel is impeccably structured and paced, and has some of the most perfect characterizations I’ve read.

So Goethe applies these laws that are being discovered in chemistry to human relationships, and so creates a sort of ‘formula romance’. To ask other readers questions about Ensaios reunidosplease sign up. De afinodades modo que, na verdade, continua, ainda hoje, por se responder inteira e satisfatoriamente ao seguinte: Diz Rafael Cansinos Assens: Eletivws Zeitogethe The house and its surrounding gardens are described as “a chemical retort in which the human elements are brought together for the reader to observe the resulting reaction.


Come on, Wolfie, you can do so much better. Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey. No original Goethe fala de um: I found myself pitying Ottilie rather than being annoyed by her submissiveness in 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.

Though I might have objected to boethe structured it is, so full of symbols and echoes, in the hands of a master like Goethe it only contributes to the subtle atmosphere. I thought there were some interesting parts that made me wish I knew more about the times when Goethe was writing.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The desperate feelings that the protagonists experience are translated into descriptions of intense craving for something that cannot be. Preview — Ensaios reunidos by Walter Benjamin. Open Preview See a Problem? Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Elective Affinities

Elective Affinities captures European consciousness prior to the advent of Marxist thought. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur “world literature”having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Eletivzs literature, amongst others. All seems forever unforeseeable and unreliable.

Mar 07, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: How to cite this article. It is very concentrated geographically. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The term “elective affinities” is based on the older notion of chemical affinities.