Short Essay Questions Key
1. What event has incited Werther to leave his friends, and how does he view this event?
Werther leaves his friends because he has broken the heart of a young woman. He vacillates between thinking Fate responsible, and partially blaming himself.
2. What does Werther promise the person to whom he writes this letter?
Werther promises the addressee of his letter that he will complain less, enjoy the present moment and let go of the past.
3. What is Werther's opinion of his aunt?
Werther finds his aunt to be far from the wicked person his mother made her out to be. He finds her vigorous and kind-hearted.
4. What does Werther find to be the general causes of frustration in business dealings?
Werther finds that misunderstandings and lethargy contribute more to complications in business dealings than things like trickery and wickedness.
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