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?

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.

Era como se estivesse dentro de um vendaval retumbante. Primeiro volumeEdUNB: 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.

Ensayos sobre la Teoria Marxista del Valor. This essay by Walter Benjaminwritten aroundwas described by Austrian critic Hugo von Hoffmannsthalas “absolutely incomparable”.

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, admirable characters I’ve encountered in preth-century fiction. Thanks for telling us about the problem. O Conceito de Afinidades Eletivas. None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Due to its symmetry and constant subtle foreshadowing, this would definitely benefit from a rereading or two, but it’s perfectly enjoyable as a Romantic novel for those who don’t particularly care to admire its execution.


He also long served as the Privy Councilor “Geheimrat” of the duchy of Weimar. Is this a clean book in terms of subject matter and contexto?

Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well. Credo che l’uomo sogni unicamente per non cessare di vedere. This is in line with Kant’s notion of beauty, which Goethe would have been aware of at the time. So from the depths of my own despair after slogging through it, I salute you, imaginative and stylish narrator!

Others believe that the chemical theory is merely a structural device that allows the author to foreshadow events in the novel and bears no relevance to the greater issues of the novel. Dizem Screpanti e Zamagni: Think only of lime, which evidences a great inclination, a decided desire for union with acids of every kind. Goethe’s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.

I’m looking forward to spending time with this book again.

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The book is situated around the city of Weimar. Segundo volumeGlobo: This goetje seeks to demonstrate that the concept of “elective affinities” can be applied to the relations between economic thought, literature, and philosophy.

It was interesting to see how he wove these different scientific ideas and also the current aesthetic philosophy into the story through the conversations of the characters and the structure of the plot. The novel is impeccably structured and eleitvas, and has some of the most perfect characterizations I’ve read.

Coffins and overdramatised funerals are just so much better. This affinity is sufficiently striking in the case of alkalis and acids which, although they are mutually antithetical, and perhaps precisely because they are so, most decidedly seek and embrace one another, modify one another, and together form a new substance.


You really have to be partial to horrible overblown, overdramatic, overemotional gothica and romanticism to feel affection for this book, but if you do it’s really a gem. Eduard and Charlotte, a married couple, and Ottilie and the Captain, the unfortunate objects of their extramarital affections. The con versation becomes more heated, old bonds are loosened, new ones formed. Landscape gardening looks to the gethe, 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.

I mean, how could we have a “happy” ending? Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey. But there are also potent links with the themes of death and of memoralization as an attempt to transcend death.

It tells the story of Eduard and Charlotte, who live happily, both in a second marriage, on their extensive country property.

Rio de Janeiro, 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 eltivas their first combination to form into a second.