José Enrique Camilo Rodó Piñeyro (15 July – 1 May ) was a Uruguayan essayist. Rodó is best known for his essay Ariel (), drawn from The Tempest, in which Ariel represents the positive, and Caliban represents the negative. Rodó, José Enrique. Ariel. Translated with an Introductory Essay by F.J. was, he explains, safeguarded from vulgarity in England by the English aristocracy. Rodó lived at the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth. At that Ariel represents all that is noble: reason and sentiment. For him . you can also read it in english sometimes it’s just easier .

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Sobre su masa indiferente y oscura, como tierra del surco, algo desciende de lo alto. In the hands of the U. This site uses cookies. Let me urge you, if you know Spanish, to find and read. Skip to content Unknowing “this wretched, vile, and faithless body. Nice work; way to catch the creep. He wants them to see and to love and search after the permanent things. In this section, he argues that unchecked democracy is bad for the development of culture in any society, because it inevitably ushers in utilitarianism and barbarism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a good book. The ideals which raised ancient Greece to eternal memory in the consciousness of the world he finds represented in the figure of Ariel, from The Tempest. They have preached a morality of restraint rather than positive virtue, and the virtue of moderation has withered into sentimental attachment to a palid, diluted wickedness. And that is sufficient. Facebook Twitter Email Reddit. Views Read Edit View history.


In ArielProspero’s seminar includes both famous and lesser-known European authors. Such practice can and will affect the spirit.

Spanish Wikisource has original text related to this article: Login to access PDF. Retrieved from ” https: La idealidad de lo hermoso no apasiona al descendiente de los austeros puritanos. This section does not cite any sources. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Recounting how analysts of late-nineteenth-century democracy have widely identified this problem, the speaker does not, he says, want to argue for the complete abandonment of democracy.

Warning of the danger of educating towards specialization, he cites how the beauty of Athens reflected a society in which balancing human faculties was highly valued.

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But this tradition emphasizes morality in a way that finds its most common expression, at its highest, in the mediocre morality of Benjamin Franklin, from which it has declined considerably.

The utilitarian searches and inquires, but in order to use, not in order to understand for appreciation, for contemplation. You are commenting using your Twitter account. How I came to be joined to it, I do no know. In the midst of civilization they have venerated the robust pagan virtues of health, deftness and strength.

However, to create and maintain regional identity proves difficult at times due to outside cultural and economic zriel. Email required Address never made public. Ariel is beautiful, graceful, and noble, while Caliban is coarse and barbarous, he explains. Give him or her a good, hard zero. Having insatiable curiosity they have made education an institution of greater worth esteem than prosperity, and by their ingenuity and labor have mastered means which in turn they have bestowed on the rest of the world.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This name uses Spanish naming customs: Prospero also focuses on locations such as Ancient Greece, and he emphasizes Hellenic beauty as the only ideal worthy of imitation.

He finds them a people strong on having discovered and shown to the world the dignity of labor. And how good he is on the Puritans, and on heirs of theirs such as Ben Franklin.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Classical Greece, he tells us, came as the smile of history. Articles needing additional references from May All articles rodoo additional references Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with Internet Archive links Wikipedia articles with autores.

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In other words, while the USA has mastered means, it has neglected ends. In the USA, he asserts, they made inactivity opprobrious, and having exalted individual effort, have crowned it with a genius for association with unprecedented success.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The nature of the work is contemplative and philosophical. It staves off decadence, but at the expense of ideals. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

In short, the latter society would foster spirituality, morality, reflection, art, science, and other forms of high culture in a way he sees lacking in the United States. You are commenting using your Facebook account.