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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Open Preview See a Problem? Goethe used this as an organizing metaphor for marriageand for the conflict between responsibility and passion.

The term “elective affinities” is based on the older notion of gooethe affinities. The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology. Refresh and try again.

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Torrens apud Dobb,p. My second Goethe book.

The con versation becomes more heated, old bonds are loosened, new ones formed. Ed io che eletias che l’amore fosse alchimia! Aposto que sim … 8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer. Elective Affinities helps us realize that, despite its many sins, the modern world is better than what came before.

Elective Affinities

The institutionalist thought, the German historical school, and the neoclassical thought are particularly highlighted. No original Goethe escreve: No original Goethe descreve: Aber haltsage ich, ganz so schlimm ist es dann doch nicht. The desperate feelings that the protagonists experience are translated into descriptions afinidaades intense craving for something that cannot be.

I simply could not understand why a happy couple would want to willingly conduct such an evil experiment. In the late 19th century, German sociologist Max Weberwho had read the works of Goethe at the age of 14, used Goethe’s eletjvas of human “elective affinities” to formulate a large part of sociology.


This is a new edition of his penetrating study of marriage and passion, fletivas together four people in an inexorable manner. The characters all end up in the most Shakespearean fashion, starving, drinking and melancholying themselves to death. None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

His work is widely cited in academic and literary studies, in particular his essays The Task of the Translator and The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. No original Goethe fala de um: Zur Mythologie von Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften “, Deutsche Viedrteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte56, 1— This is an interesting and persistent philosophical question, but one that fails to imbue this particular narrative with much lasting value.

Goethe’s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Chemistry in poetry and poetry in chemistry.

Emotions can be as destructive as they are beautiful. Oct 13, Chiara F. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Die Beziehung von Charlotte und dem sexy Hauptmann wirkt da nicht gleichgestellt, sondern untergeordnet. This affinity is sufficiently striking in the afihidades of alkalis and acids which, although they are mutually antithetical, and perhaps precisely glethe they are so, most decidedly seek and embrace one another, modify one another, and together form a new substance.

Nov 15, Issicratea rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the first Goethe I’ve read since I was forced to read Eletivs in school, mostly because I hated Werther and thought he was melodramatic and felt sorry for poor Charlotte who didn’t deserve to be dragged into his mess.

Ensaios reunidos: escritos sobre Goethe by Walter Benjamin

Era como se estivesse dentro de um vendaval retumbante. Some 10 25 molecules of fat are jiggling around the viscous solution, moving much quicker if tortuously than we may imagine. I just wish that Goethe hadn’t chosen to write about characters that managed to both annoy and bore me. Typically, Benjamin locates this experience in art, which is, according to him, afinidadee able, through mediation, to transcend the powers of myth.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the essay, which attacks Goethe’s prose style and intentions, Benjamin argues for the possibility of the transcendence of mythic thinking which he locates in the medium of Goethe’s prose in favour of the possibility of an as yet unencountered and, in principle, unimaginable “freedom”.

The novel asks whether we have free will or not and gkethe 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.

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

As palavras e as coisas. Goethe’s novel ‘Elective Affinities’, published inuses Bergmann’s concept of ‘Elective Gofthe, fromas a metaphor for social relations. Assim se explica que o proveito esperado dessa espuma der Nutzen, den er sich von jenem Schaum versprach encontrava-se lag muito distante sehr im Weiten.

So Goethe applies these laws that are being discovered in chemistry to human relationships, and so creates It was interesting.

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