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Love in "The Sorrows of Young Werther"
An analysis of the love between Werther and Charlotte in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther".
# 121079 | 750 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (German)


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This essay provides an analysis of the unrequited love between Werther and Charlotte in Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther", a love that is the product of Werther's obsession and romantic illusions. The essay argues that Werther's suicide is caused by his inability to mature past such youthful notions of love.

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"In Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther", we are treated to Young Werther's youthful and romantic illusions pertaining to love. Werther's great love for Charlotte is an unrequited love, one that causes Young Werther to believe he has lost the ability to feel. Because of his youth, Werther becomes suicidal over his obsessive love for Charlotte, a married woman. However, Werther commits suicide because his notions of love are not based in reality. Instead, Werther's romantic illusions are proven invalid and because..."

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