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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Apr 28, Drew Maher rated it liked it. Such practice can and will affect the spirit. In ArielProspero’s seminar includes both famous and lesser-known European authors. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with Internet Archive links Wikipedia articles with autores. For him, disinterested motives are the highest: 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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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A criticism of North American culture and ethos from one of the most influential thinkers of Latin America. This page was last roo on 17 Decemberat 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.


Utopian but not completely egalitarian, this society would resemble something like ancient Athens, in which the spiritual balance, harmony, and hierarchy of its social organizations and individuals would be reflected in the beauty and genius of its achievements in the arts and sciences.

In short, the latter society would foster jse, morality, reflection, art, science, and other forms of high culture in a way he sees lacking in the United States.

However, this has given me some pretty good insights into our class discussion. Just thought you might like to know about this.

I’d give it more stars, but Latin American intellectual history is not something that I’ve ever researched. And how good he is on the Puritans, and on heirs of theirs such as Ben Franklin.

He stages this description kose a lecture being delivered by an elderly teacher named Prospero to his young students. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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In the USA, he asserts, they made inactivity opprobrious, and having exalted individual effort, have crowned it with a genius for association with unprecedented success. Prospero continues by warning his students against falling prey to admiration of the United States.

Other books in this series. It banishes depths of evil by proscribing heights of goodness. The specialization of jobs causes societies to become underdeveloped as opposed to evolving towards maturity.

Even though it is an essay, its ideas are expressed through Prospero’s narrative voice. View all 3 comments. Ariel represents all that is noble: Oct 13, David Renderos rated it it was ok. Had some interesting parts, but mostly not worth the time.


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Let me urge you, if you know Spanish, to find and read. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Return to Book Page. It was a thought-provoking read, and according to Howard Wiarda it’s a very influential book in Latin America. Jen rated it it was ok Feb 01, Ariel belongs to the movement known as modernismocharacterized enriue its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It staves off decadence, but at the expense of ideals.

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Facebook Twitter Email Reddit. Though Rodo protested the interpretation, his allegorical conflict between Ariel, the lover of beauty and truth, and Caliban, the evil spirit of materialism and positivism, has come to be regarded as a metaphor for the conflicts and cultural differences between Latin America and the United States.

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