A Lover's Discourse: Fragments - Pages 129 through 182 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Lover's Discourse.
This section contains 1,133 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Study Guide

Pages 129 through 182 Summary and Analysis

Identifications

One may project himself into a love relationship. He may identify with a certain circumstance or characteristic of one of the principles. Such an observation can cause one to be devalued in his own eyes and the love object can be devalued as well. Werther identifies himself with every lost lover—he is the madman who commits suicide from his unrequited love for Charlotte.

Images

Often what one sees is more powerful than what one knows. Werther knows full well that Charlotte belongs to Albert but when he sees them embrace his misery is more pronounced.

The Unknowable

"Knowing" the loved one is a contradiction. The lover has confidence that he knows the other better than anyone. Yet this confidence is easily shaken and devolves into anguish over seeing the other as impenetrable, intractable, not to be...

(read more from the Pages 129 through 182 Summary)

This section contains 1,133 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Lover's Discourse: Fragments from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook