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,.. . Ariel, by José Enrique Rodó. The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to his pupils. In a sense, it is like a Platonic dialogue. Ariel [José Enrique Rodó] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Sobre su masa indiferente y oscura, como tierra del surco, algo desciende de lo alto. 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.

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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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Latin-American youth must not be seduced by the North American serpent; they must resist “nordomania.

Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

joze In this section, he argues that unchecked democracy is bad for the development of culture in any society, because it inevitably ushers in utilitarianism and barbarism.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you were warned. Other Inquisitions, Jorge Luis Borges. Oct 13, David Renderos rated it it was ok.


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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It exists like a provisional civilization, like the preliminaries for culture, resting in utility as in some finality.

It ends up hose beautifully written essay, if a bit over wrought, which fits in with being published in by a eurocentric. The people of the USA present an admirable respect for work and a shrewd ability that ought to be practiced by all true men. As the introduction more intelligent, in many ways, than the actual essay states, “this is a supremely irritating book.

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Which leads us to 5 stars for a well written essay. The utilitarian searches and inquires, but in kose to use, not in order to understand for appreciation, for contemplation.

In his configuration, he is himself the wizened Prospero, the old man — what President Obama would probably call the adult in the room — who observes the power play between dirty, opportunistic Caliban the United States and Ariel Latin Americathe boyish, artistic spirit whose idealism and altruism will ultimately allow him to triumph over the former.

Habla sobre los defectos de la democracia, sobre explotar todo el potencial de enruque naturaleza humana, sobre el utilitarismo, sobre los objetivos de la vida, sobre la esperanza View all 3 comments.

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. He finds them a people strong on having discovered and shown to the world the dignity of labor.


José Enrique Rodó

What mitigates the utilitarian impulse is a strong religious tradition. I need to understand more ernique Hegelian thought and Romanticism, but it is certainly in that stream of thought, where cultures contribute to the progress of the human spirit.

However, this has given me some pretty good insights into our class discussion. Lists with This Book. Universal education, for example, should be applied to realize the full potential of especially talented students, instead of as a leveler.

The specialization of jobs causes societies to become underdeveloped as enriaue to evolving towards maturity.

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He died in in a hotel in Palermo, Sicily, while working as correspondent for the Argentine weekly enroque Caras y Caretas. Prophet in the Wilderness Peter G.

Paperback74 pages. Ariel belongs to the movement known as modernismocharacterized by its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions. To ask other readers questions about Arielplease sign up. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat And how good he is on the Puritans, and on heirs of theirs such as Ben Franklin. Jen rated it it was ok Feb 01, Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When rofo my order arrive?