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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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.

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The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to his pupils. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.

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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. Diana rated it liked it Sep 02, 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. For Rodo, the most fundamental of classical values was “the sense of jode beautiful,” which he regarded as jsoe indispensable precursor of the ability to distinguish good from evil.

In addition to listing the books, I wrote about sentences to myself — sometimes they were plot reminders, sometimes commentary on the books. In his configuration, he is himself the wizened Prospero, the old man — what President Obama emrique probably call the adult in the room — who observes the power play between dirty, opportunistic Caliban the United States and Ariel Latin Americathe roeo, artistic spirit whose idealism and altruism will ultimately allow him to triumph over the former.


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

Return to Book Page. He does place this elitism within a paternalistic framework in which the elites take care of the non-elites, but elitism it still is and I shouldn’t have to say that that’s no good in any circumstances. Lucas rated it it was ok Mar 19, Intellectuals were deeply and often bitterly divided. La idealidad de lo hermoso no apasiona al descendiente de los austeros puritanos.

Lists with This Book. For the purposes of his essay, his analysis strikes me as sufficiently nuanced. Line one, page one of the prologue, by Carlos Fuentes: I’d give it more stars, but Latin American intellectual history is not something that I’ve ever researched.

The book-lined classroom in which the “venerable, old” teacher meets his students conveys a distinctly classical quality, as if Socrates himself might feel comfortable there.

For exhorting his brethren to forge a distinctive cultural identity, Rodo was proclaimed, in a delicious piece of irony, “the Latin Emerson. Ariel belongs to the movement known as modernismocharacterized by its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions.

Redemption of humans coming from intellectuals; tempered with a critique of materialism. It is a treatise on humanity and society at-large.

They have preached a morality arie restraint rather than positive virtue, and the virtue of moderation has withered into sentimental attachment to a palid, diluted wickedness. Once seated, Prospero calls upon Ariel for divine inspiration and begins. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Jen rated it it eenrique ok Feb 01, 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. How I came to be joined to it, I do no know.

Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Ariel is beautiful, graceful, and noble, while Caliban is coarse and barbarous, he explains. Translated with an Introductory Essay by F. He stages this description as a lecture being delivered by an elderly teacher named Prospero to his young students. Utopian but not completely egalitarian, this society would resemble something like ancient Athens, in which the spiritual balance, enrisue, 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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While he does not make a list of his reading material, from his quotation and allusion it is evident that wnrique meager study has gone into the formation of joze character in general, and his consideration of the dangerous utilitarian materialism emanating from the USA.

And that is sufficient. Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, Prospero continues by warning his students against falling prey to admiration of the United States.

However, to create and maintain regional identity proves difficult at times due to outside cultural and economic influence.