Check out my The Sorrows of Young Werther book summary and review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. The Soros of Young Worth is the main title of an epistolary novel by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, where a young legal trainee reports about Warther's unrequited love for Lot until he commits suicide, involving someone else.

It was published in 1774 and, after the national success of the play Gottz von Berlichingen (1773), was Goethe's second great, and now even European. Both works can be attributed to the literary trends of Sturm und Drang.

He wrote the epistolary novel in six weeks. The first edition was published at the Leipzig Book Fair in September 1774 and immediately became a bestseller. In 1787 Goethe revised the novel by omitting genetic shots in the title, among other things. This novel made Goethe famous in Germany overnight, and it is one of the most successful novels in the history of literature.

The Sorrows of Young Werther
The plot of the novel is autobiographical, as Goethe writes about his platonic relationship with Charlotte Buff, who was already informally involved. The motive for the tragic consequences of this love, Werther's suicide, was that Goethe was given the suicide of his friend Carl Wilhelm in Jerusalem, the secretary of Wetzler's embassy.

He fell in love with a married woman, Elizabeth Hardt, Ne Eagle (1741-1813), who could not reach him. From 1768 she was the wife of Philip Jacob Hardt (1735-1809), who was the secret secretary of the Palatinate Principality of Weitzler's Palatinate Principality.

Lotte's literary personality in the novel also bears the features of the black-eyed Maximilian von La Roche, another acquaintance of the young Goethe from the time of writing the novel. Despite the novel's closeness to reality, Goethe's Waiter remains a fictional, literary text.

The Sorrows of Young Werther book summary :

Young Warther leaves his city to settle a legacy for his mother and at the same time leaves behind an unhappy love story. He first moved to a town quarters, then to the nearby beautiful village of "Whaleheim" (Garbenheim) and enjoyed wandering around the great outdoors and repeatedly processing his impressions in small drawings.

One day he met the sympathetic bailiff S, a widow and father of nine children. Who wants to invite him to his home. However, Werther stops visiting and soon forgets about it. On the way to a dance with other young men, the carriage company stops at the bailiff's house to pick up his daughter Lotte.

Worth sees her, her eight younger siblings around her, for whom she is cutting their dinner from a loaf of bread, and is deeply moved by the sight, but above all the beautiful girl that has taken on the role of mother here. During the ball, the goal of the joint outing, Warther asks Lotte to dance the second counter with him - he agrees to the third. When Lot's friends dance and Lotte and Warther show a happy understanding during the dance, they remind Lot of a certain Albert.

When Werther is asked, Lotte explains to him that Albert is "a good man, with whom he is as good as employed." Lightning strikes in the evening. Werther and Lotte then look out the window at the still wet, fresh nature. The same poem comes to mind for both of them, Klopstock’s Spring Celebration Poem. Werther interprets this as an expression of their soul mate and has since often tried to stay close to Lot.

When Lot's fianc, Albert, returns from a business trip, Warther's mood gradually changes. A triangular relationship develops, where Lotte Warther initially emerges as a "saint" who has no desire to be with Werther.

Initially, Werther's relationship with Lot was completely platonic in nature, without being stressed from the outside. Albert and Warther initially became friends and had several conversations with each other, such as suicide or "illness for death", also about grief. The difference between the two characters - the stormy Warther, the Albert the Level-headed traditionalist - becomes very clear.

 But when Warther realizes that he doesn't have to give in to Albert's intense feelings for Lot, he runs away without saying goodbye. Its trigger is a highly emotional conversation where it becomes clear that Lotte promised his dead mother on his deathbed that he would marry Albert (end of first book).

Waiter worked for some time as an ambassador to the court. However, the scholarship and courtesy etiquette of his superiors made him realize that he could only play an external role in society and not be familiar with it. One day when he was called by Count C. Carefully pulled out of a circle of elites, as many guests feel annoyed at the presence of Werther, a commoner, and when Werther passes wrong there is gossip in public and his new acquaintance, who is somewhat like Lot, "Miss Von B.

Trying to gently teach him that he is extremely high-spirited and not aware enough of his bourgeois dignity, he feels “destroyed”. He had learned a while ago that Lotte and Albert had already married him without prior notice and invited him to the wedding, so he finally wanted her released from court, left and stayed with a prince who was particularly dear to her. .

He stayed there only a few weeks, then moved to his hometown and finally returned to Walheim. Werther soon started visiting Lotte regularly again. Subconsciously, Lotte continues to flirt with Werther's feelings, such as b. By letting her canary first give her lips and then hers, this further ignites Werther's passion.

Because he turned down his offer to "enjoy the joy of true friendship" and since the two were already talking in the village, Lotte felt pressured and told Warther at Albert's request to wait four days and wait for his first. See you again for Christmas.

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