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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe is not just about a young man who is obsessed with a young woman and kills himself because he cannot have her The main theme is more about passion Werther is passionate about practically anything Werther clearly values nature youthfulness society and the love for Lotte He is totally dominated by his hopeless passion for all things in life From the beginning of the story Werther takes particular pleasure in nature He tells William I feel content herethe abundance of this youthful season gives warmth to a heartevery tree every hedgerow is a bouquet 24 Werther is devoted to nature his whole being is filled with a marvelous gaiety like the sweet spring morning 24 When his mother first sends him on the journey he says he is alone and glad to be alive 24 He talks about a spring he is mysteriously drawn to the natural beauty that surrounds him enchants him He goes on to talk about the footpath that leads to the villageoverlooking the entire valley 30 He puts so much emotion into his letters to William about the most marvelous sunrisethe trees wet the fields refreshedblustering wind stormsrush of a forest 92 that we can see exactly why he has such a passion for nature He has an appreciation of nature down to the most significant stone or blade of grass 54 Werthers passions of nature tends to be seen in his emotions the same way as nature changes the season he writes as all nature tends toward autumn it becomes autumn with in me my leaves turn yellow 88 Werther not only values nature but he values children and the innocence that children bring to this world Soon after arriving to this small town he writes to his friend telling him the simple folk already know me and seem to be fond of me especially the children 26 It brings joy
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