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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But another group saw the easy victory of the United States over a former world power as indisputable evidence of political, economic and even cultural superiority and so rushed to imitate North American institutions. And how good he is on the Puritans, and on heirs of theirs such as Ben Franklin. It is a good book. Brian rated it liked it May 13, Login to access PDF.

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Dominating the room is a bronze statue of Ariel, wings unfolded and poised for flight. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you enriique warned.

He died in in a hotel in Palermo, Sicily, while working as correspondent for the Argentine weekly magazine Caras y Caretas. The opening of the essay is heavy with symbolism.

Ultimately, the society that he advocates for though this is clearly stated only once is one in which artistic and creative endeavors are valued and in which everyone is offered equal opportunities for success with the full knowledge that each individual will take a different path – a society that seems to ordo like it would be erique alright! 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 Inculcando el saber en lo fnrique y por medio del amor, compartirlo con la humanidad.


Ariel denounces Caliban’s materialism and Benthamian utilitarianism. So I was reading it decontextualized from the basis of approach that the printers and translators dodo presenting it towards.

But this 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. I need to understand more about Hegelian thought and Romanticism, but it is certainly in that stream of thought, where cultures contribute to the progress of the human spirit. I’d give it more stars, but Latin American intellectual history is not something that I’ve ever researched.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He points out that utilitarianism relies on specialization and materialism, and that consequently, the wealth of our minds is affected. Lori rated it it was ok Oct 06, Nevermind that it is, in fact, Prospero and not Caliban who enslaves Ariel in Shakespeare’s original. Notify me of new posts via email. Which leads us to sriel stars for a well written essay.

It is a part of a trilogy which I intend to read and re-read.

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The specialization of jobs causes societies to become underdeveloped as opposed to evolving towards maturity. It staves off decadence, but at the expense of ideals.

Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, May 18, Germano rated it liked it. Give him or her a good, hard zero. For Rodo, the most fundamental of classical values was “the sense of the beautiful,” which he regarded as the indispensable precursor of the ability to distinguish good from evil. Notify me of new comments via email. Rodo, influenced by Plato, Renan, and a host of other authors who are constantly referencedsets his work in a Latin American classroom, where the wise teacher urges his young students to pursue idealism and excellence over materialism and utilitarianism.


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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, Nerique and Caliban. Habla sobre los defectos de la democracia, sobre explotar todo el potencial de nuestra naturaleza humana, sobre el utilitarismo, sobre los objetivos de la vida, sobre la esperanza 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.

Ariel belongs to joe movement known as modernismocharacterized by its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions. To ask other readers questions about Arielplease sign up.

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