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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The ideals which raised ancient Greece to eternal memory in the consciousness of the world he finds represented in the figure of Ariel, from The Tempest.

Refresh josee try again. In a sense, it is like a Platonic dialogue in that it has a setting in which the main personage speaks, but is unlike a dialogue in that there is no give and take. Unsourced material may be enrjque and removed. Lucas Esandi rated it really liked it May 11, Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, Ariel belongs to the movement known as modernismocharacterized by its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Skip to content Unknowing “this wretched, vile, and faithless body.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. In either case, Latin Americans were ready for the infusion of pride, optimism and vision Rodo provided.


Nos lleva de esa individualidad que conlleva el saber, el adquirir conocimiento, a lo colectivo-desinteresado de expresarlo y darle una utilidad altruista. Recounting how analysts of late-nineteenth-century democracy have widely identified this problem, the speaker does not, he says, want to argue for the complete abandonment of democracy.

I emphasize his gendered language because it adds even another layer of elitism to his writing. Copyright Los Angeles Times.

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Lists with This Book. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page. It is a part of a trilogy which I arifl to read and re-read.

Ina young Uruguayan teacher and literary critic aroused readers from Mexico to Argentina with a small book proposing a plan of cultural development for Latin America. With French Philosophy in one hand, and Greek Geography in another, he builds a mountain of decorative language. This landmark essay by Jose Rodo is not easy-reading, but its message is profound, and as relevant, if not more so, today as it was in the year Mind you, there’s some little bits of racism, and misguided biological theory, but that’s standard with essays of the time.

Lucas rated it it was ok Mar 19, Which leads us to 5 stars for a well written essay.

I read this book three times for three different graduate classes. A student of mine plagiarized this post of yours in an essay. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Rodo believed the first of these to be one of the great sources of corruption in the modern world, encouraging behavior in which “every action is determined by the immediate ends of self-interest.


Against the encroaching materialism, and especially the admiration of the young in South America for such dominating materialism, he offers this essay: Were one to write a volume on the characteristics of the North American people excluding Canada and Mexico one would have to traffic in more nuanced understandings, in influential undercurrents, in the tradition of conservative thought which Russell Kirk brought to light.

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: 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.

Just thought you might like to know about this. What mitigates the utilitarian impulse is a strong religious tradition. There are many provoking ideas, much of interesting consideration, good advice, broad learning, and a love above all things for that which is beautiful and full of grace.

The title of Rodo’s essay comes from Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest,” which features not only the “airy spirit” Ariel but two other characters who captured Rodo’s imagination, Prospero and Caliban.

Oct 05, Paul A. His scores make his case. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history.