The Sorrows of Young Werther - May 10 through 15 Summary & Analysis

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May 10 through 15 Summary

May 10 through 12 - Werther is lost in the beauty of the nature contained in the region that Werther is visiting. He relates that his art (painting) has suffered from the distractions offered by the setting. He feels at one with God but inadequate to fully communicate his experience. He compares his new environment to Paradise. A cool stream and well are invigorating sources that seem to possess recuperative powers.

May 13 - Werther responds to his friend's question about his books. He does not want them sent—they will disturb his reverie. He does not need exciting narrative; rather, he needs a calming lullaby akin to Homer's works with which he always found respite. Werther reminds his friend that his heart is changeable on its own and does not need outside stimulation. His moods alternate between joy and sadness. He treats...

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