The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Sorrows of Young Werther was written by the famous German author Goethe. The story was based on his own
experiences of his adolescence. It is a dairy form so as
to fully represent the changes of Werther’s inner world .
Werther happened to meet Lotte and then he fell in love with
the engaged girl Lotte secretly at once. lotte was a very
beautiful ,charming and kind-hearted girl, and his fiance
was a handsome, honest gentleman. Werther and Lotte became
good friend, but Werther dared not to speak out his
admiration to her ，because he didn’t want to separate the doomed couple and he didn’t think he deserved her love for his not being good enough. But Werther loved Lotte so
much that he went to the parties and activities that Lotte
participated. Every time he had the impulse to tell his love
to her, but then he saw the fiance, and he swallowed the
words. Time after time, he became more and more upset, and
the more upset he was, he thought even more of his upsetness and gave him more sorrows. He felt like a little hopeless
and lonely mouse.
Then he went away from his hometown, and Lotte went to be a minister somewhere else ,he wanted to get away from the sorrows. Then he was in a legation .But the life was not the same as he thought, he then always be looked down on by the nobility and the gentry as he was not rich and he was not in the high status. Apart from that, he found
himself totally different from the count who employed him. So he went back to the little village.
The things there was worse than before, one of the two boys he drew picture for was dead, Lotte got married .He thought that the whole world was filled with bad things. He became desperate of life. Several days before Christmas, he went to Lotte’s place and hugged and kissed her deeply after
reading a book. Two days later, after he ended his suicide note to Lotte, when midnight came, he shot himself with his sorrows.
After reading this novel, I felt sorry about Werther .Did
Werther have to die? Was Werther must be so upset?
Can’t he just say out his love to Lotte?
Only when a man goes back to the beginning will he unhappily
turned to admit he was lost. Werther was lost in the world
of love, he couldn’t go out, he couldn’t stop loving Lotte.
He didn’t know to find another road, he indulged himself
in his sorrows. Nobody can help him, nobody can save him.
He should learn how to control himself, he should learn how
to get out of the upset feelings and think more about the
much better things in the world. But he didn’t , so we
should learn the things and control ourselves. We admire
his love, but we can’t admire his suicide. He killed himself , and also killed his love. After the death, his
love came to be a history, it never can came ture. Love
should be much stronger, and so do our hearts. When we know
our love can’t be accepted ,we should say congratulations
and good luck to the one we love, because to love is not
to make her yours but to make her feel happy. Some say love
makes people stupid, maybe Werther is the one they describe,
but we shouldn’t be like that. We should keep cool and calm
with love, then we can make the best choice, and then we’ll
never fell regretful to ourselves.
Werther had love, and we know love is the most amazing thing
in the whole world ,but why didn’t dare to say his love out ?The cause is the feudal thought, the people at the time
couldn’t put up with his love to an engaged woman. Besides
this, why he was looked down by the nobility and the
gentry ？The cause is also the feudal thought, so the
feudal thought is the killer in some sense. We should fight
against the feudal thought like Goethe. Werther was so kind that he didn’t want to break up the relationship between Lotte and his fiance. He always
thought about the others, like the boys he ever drew
pictures for, like Lotte. But then he found there is barely
anybody care about him, he felt this world was full of
crulty. No one could really heart and soul thought of him.
His love to others was useless. Thet was a cruel and cool
world. He felt alone and lonely ,he couldn’t find some one he could depend on including Lotte—the one he loved most. Hopelessness and helplessness came to his mind,and then
The before , now ,and the future are the forever ever topics we are talking about. Which one should we focus on mostly? Werther concentrate on the former days, he always thought about the upset and unhappy things once and again. He found more sorrows from one. And then more and more sorrows came up, these sorrows made him kill himself. So we should think more about the nowadays time and the future, especially the future, we can find more hope than hopelessness from the future. The lost days are just gone, we have no opportunity to think about them.
At last, I think Werther is a kind-hearted, loving, treasonous man, he pursues individual liberation, he hopes to get love and happiness, he loves life, he loves adolescence. But because of his own character and the cool world he lives in, he can’t get what he deserves to get,
what he has got is just loneliness, hopelessness, helplessness, sorrows and at last death. So he is also a poor and pitiful one. I often feel sorry for him.
The novel is not a long one, nor a hardly understood one. Goethe use the least ,best ,and also simplest words to make the best and most famous novel, what he gave us is
more than Werther’s sorrows, but also the thoughts the book brought to us. We should be grateful to him and his
book and we should also be grateful to the world we live
in .Besides this, we’d better think more about the future instead of the lost days. Always remember the experience
of Werther, then we may be more sane to make the best choice
in our own lives. And so we can avoid hurting ourselves or
the people we love. We will make the world to be a better
(Postscript: This composition is definitely written by me.
If you find it on the Internet, it’s because I uploaded
it onto my personal web page.)