Ariel: José Enrique Rodó: considered to be his masterpiece, Ariel (), Rodó set forth his moral credo. Concerned with patterns of human life and with both. Ariel. By José Enrique Rodó. Translation, reader’s reference, and annotated bibliography by Margaret Sayers Peden; foreword by James W. Symington;. Ariel has ratings and 16 reviews. Dusty said: I picked up this English translation of José Enrique Rodó’s admired and detested essay at Goodwill. No,.. .

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In the USA, he asserts, they made inactivity opprobrious, and having exalted individual effort, have crowned it with a genius for association with unprecedented success.

The ideals which raised ancient Greece arlel eternal memory in the consciousness of the world he finds represented in the figure of Ariel, from The Tempest. No trivia or quizzes yet. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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It staves off decadence, but at the expense of ideals. Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read saving…. Brian rated it liked it May 13, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, This wriel was last edited on 17 Decemberat Nevermind that it is, in fact, Prospero and not Caliban who enslaves Ariel in Shakespeare’s original.

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Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Learn more on the Editorial Joee page. Such practice can and will affect the spirit. In short, the latter society would foster spirituality, morality, reflection, art, science, and other forms of high culture in a way he sees lacking in the United States.


But rrodo tradition emphasizes morality in a way that finds its most common expression, at its highest, in the mediocre morality of Benjamin Franklin, from which it has declined considerably. His polemic against the United States is considered and informed. Francis of AssisiSchillerand Guyau.

He finds them a people strong on having discovered and shown to the world the dignity of labor. Open Preview See a Problem? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Habla sobre los defectos de la democracia, sobre explotar airel el potencial de nuestra naturaleza humana, sobre el utilitarismo, sobre los objetivos enriqye la vida, sobre la esperanza To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The utilitarian searches and inquires, but in order to use, not in order to understand for appreciation, for contemplation. Primary, of course, was Ariel, a representation of “the noble, soaring aspect of the human spirit.

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Jose Enrique Rodo called for a culture that would preserve traditional European standards of morality josee beauty while rejecting North American values.

What mitigates the utilitarian impulse is a strong religious tradition. But Ariel is more than a criticism of the U. I read this book three times for three different graduate classes. It is a part of a trilogy which I intend to read and re-read. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Utopian but not completely egalitarian, this society would resemble something like ancient Athens, in which the rodoo balance, harmony, and hierarchy of its social organizations and individuals would be reflected in the beauty and genius of its achievements in the arts and sciences.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Diana rated it liked it Sep 02, Lucas Esandi rated it really liked it May 11, While he does not make a list of his reading material, from his quotation and allusion it is evident that no meager study has gone into the formation of this character in general, and his consideration of the dangerous utilitarian materialism emanating from the USA.

The problem rood the U. Intellectuals were deeply and often bitterly divided.

Then, however, there’s Rodo, who’s suggests a new identity for Latin America based on the classic cultures, instead of the mediocrity of the American enterprise. Spanish Wikisource has original text related to this article: Even though it is jpse essay, its ideas are expressed through Prospero’s narrative voice.

In either case, Latin Americans were ready for the infusion of pride, optimism and vision Rodo provided.