The Sorrows of Young Werther - May 17 through 30 Summary & Analysis

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May 17 through 30 Summary

May 17 - Werther has made many acquaintances in the town however he does not feel close to anyone. When he allows himself, he does enjoy the conversation and good spirit of the people. Werther speaks of a female friend of his youth who has passed away. He mourns their special relationship, the fun they shared, the exchanges of their witty remarks. Werther meets the prince's steward who has nine children. The man's oldest daughter is mentioned by many of the townspeople. Werther accepts an invitation to the steward's house.

May 22 - Wilhelm is the name of the friend to whom Werther is writing the letters. Werther laments about man's lot—somewhat ascribing, perhaps wishing, that life was but a dream. He is able to smile at the world when he is asleep and dreaming. Man gets caught up in the...

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