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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He points out that utilitarianism relies on specialization and materialism, and that consequently, the wealth of our minds is affected.

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.

This section does not cite any sources. It staves off decadence, but at the expense of ideals. They have preached a morality of restraint rather than positive virtue, and the virtue of moderation has withered into sentimental attachment to a palid, diluted wickedness.

Rodo, influenced by Plato, Renan, and a host of other authors who are constantly referencedsets his work in a Latin American rodp, where the wise teacher urges his young students to pursue idealism and excellence over materialism and utilitarianism. With French Philosophy in one hand, and Greek Geography in another, he builds a mountain of ordo language. Lucas Esandi rated it really liked it May 11, Nos lleva de esa individualidad que conlleva el saber, el adquirir conocimiento, a lo colectivo-desinteresado de expresarlo y darle una utilidad altruista.


Hector Martinez rated it really liked it May 01, Once seated, Prospero calls upon Ariel for divine inspiration and begins. Lists with This Book. However, this has given me some pretty good insights into our class discussion. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Prospero, the teacher who speaks to the students, admires none of the cultures of the world as much as that of classical Greece. You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you were warned. Glad a cheater got caught.

arjel No, the “Ariel” ordo in the title isn’t the redheaded Disney mermaid. The narrative, allegorically-inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ sees the professorial ‘Prospero’ observe a debate between ‘Ariel’-representing Latin America- and ‘Caliban’-representing the the U.

Luis rated it it was ok Mar 24, Adrienne rated it really liked it Oct 16, Copyright Los Angeles Times. Open Preview See a Problem? And that is sufficient. Ariel denounces Caliban’s materialism and Benthamian utilitarianism. Login to access PDF.

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In the midst of civilization they have venerated the robust pagan virtues of health, deftness and strength. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Apr 28, Drew Maher rated it liked it. Email required Address never made public. The opening of the essay is heavy with symbolism.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Josr rated it liked it Sep 02, Jose Enrique Rodo called for a culture that would preserve traditional European standards of morality and beauty while rejecting North American values. Skip to content Unknowing “this wretched, vile, and faithless body. Rodo regarded all three as cultural archetypes, much as the Aruel scholar Ernest Renan had in when he brought out “Caliban,” a drame philosophiquewhich depicted the decline of aristocratic French culture.

However, to create and maintain regional identity proves difficult at times due to outside cultural and economic influence. According to him, art is only ever made in the U. Este ensayo jpse realmente alentador.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It ends up a beautifully written essay, if a bit over wrought, which fits in with being published in by a eurocentric.

Redemption of humans coming from intellectuals; tempered with a critique of materialism. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.