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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Lori rated it it was ok Oct 06, 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 Compelled by their insaciable will to dominace to cultivate the energy of all human activity, they model the chest of the athlete for the heart of free men.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here May 18, Germano enriqke it liked it. Let me urge you, if you know Spanish, to find and read. In other words, while the USA has mastered means, it has neglected ends. This results in a disordering of ideals, an inablity to choose because it lacks the sensibility, intelligence and customs to make a proper selection between the best and the worst, being stuck on the concept of quantity exclusively.

He finds them a people strong on having discovered and shown to the world the dignity of labor. Which leads us to 5 stars for a well written essay.

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Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

With French Philosophy in one hand, and Greek Geography in another, he builds a mountain of decorative language. Rodo went so far as to insist that an exact correspondence existed between good taste and morality in both individuals and societies; as he did throughout “Ariel,” Rodo cited an impressive array of European thinkers and artists to support his contention. Glad a cheater got caught.

He believed both of these embody a sense of beauty, and most important, both realms recognize the significance of devoting oneself to an activity of the mind. 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.

Nevertheless, he has this against the USA: Prospero discusses education, arguing that education should not just teach one a vocation, but that it should prepare one to participate in society as a noble and just member. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat His argument for a new Latin America is also based on a visionary idea of its youth and its people as representing an as-yet-realized future society.

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José Enrique Rodó

Ariel denounces Caliban’s materialism and Benthamian utilitarianism. Feb 13, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Universal education, for example, should be applied to realize the full potential of especially talented students, instead of as a leveler.


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In addition to listing the books, I wrote about sentences to myself — sometimes they were plot reminders, sometimes commentary on the books. He wants them to see and to love and search after the permanent things.

Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the midst of civilization they have venerated the robust pagan virtues of health, deftness and strength.

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. With French Philosophy in one hand, and Greek Geography in another, he builds a m You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you were warned.

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