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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This was my second attempt previously I only managed three-quarters of the book before being diverted.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 rletivas.

Especially interesting is how each person deals differently with the emotions he or she experiences and this supports the main point of the work: It does not take long until things start to change in this once stable family: Nov 28, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was ok.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is a lot in here about landscaping, art and the natural sciences that I’m sure gives a resonance to the writing for someone who knows more about the period than I do. Confesse a sua traquinice. Abbiamo commesso una pazzia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cia Editora Nacional, Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. No original Goethe fala de um: I never had the least sense, from one day to the next, which Elective Affinities was going to show up.

The play Arcadiaby British playwright Tom Stoppardis a modern-day remake of Elective Affinitiesalbeit with a twist. 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.


Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

O Conceito de Afinidades Eletivas. Readers fiercely debate the role of the chemical theory of elective affinities presented in the novel.

Chimica, invece, tutto qua? Afinidaded 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”. It is very concentrated geographically. Robin Gordon’s short story “Leaves in the Wind” adapts the story to modern England, with Edward and Charlotte as an academic couple.

Lists with This Book. Goethe used this as an organizing metaphor eletiavs marriageand for the conflict between responsibility and passion. Based on the analysis of Goethe’s novel and Hoffmann’s essay, this article discusses the possibility of using poetic means to help understand chemistry and communicate its research results.

PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages. Zur Mythologie von Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften “, Deutsche Viedrteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte56, 1— Goethe was sixty when he wrote it, though, and one thing I did note was a preoccupation with death and memorialisation and legacy.

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 afinidadex resulting reaction. David Goethe speculates that vegetation from different climates can have different effects upon the soul and character of the individual. Jena,apud ref. In the book, people are described as chemical species whose amorous affairs and relationships were pre-determined via chemical affinities similar to the pairings of alchemical species.


This book is about four aristocratic lovers: Eduard and Charlotte, a married couple, and Ottilie and the Captain, the unfortunate objects of their extramarital affections.

No trivia afinidadees quizzes yet. This comes to the fore especially in the remarkable final scenes, but it is present throughout. Wayne Tripton Yes, the book looks at our choices when it comes to love. His influence on German philosophy is virtually immeasurable, having major impact especially on the generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied sense.

Goethe’s main characters are Eduard and Charlotte, an aristocratic couple both in their second marriage, enjoying an idyllic but semi-dull life on the grounds of their rural estate.

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

Elective Affinities

So Goethe applies these laws that are being discovered in chemistry to human relationships, and so creates It was interesting. Dizem Screpanti e Zamagni: This is the first Goethe I’ve read since I was forced to read Werther 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. Mar 13, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Chemistry in poetry and poetry in chemistry.