I might’ve been a little too quick to judge about The Sorrows of a Young Werther in my last post. My professor had some very insightful comments (as he should seeing as how he’s taught this book for a decade now). He also had to explain some of the customs and trends of that time, which did add to Werther’s like-ability.
I just put this together in class today – I’ve read another, more famous piece of Goethe’s – Doctor Faustaus. I really did enjoy this play. It’s about a man, Dr. Faustaus obviously, who rejects several conventions and gives his reasons. Eventually he makes a deal with the devil, and of course you can imagine how the play ends given the time. It was a good play, funny. It’s not too long. If 18th century German plays are your thing, this is one you should read.
There’s a relatively…
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