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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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Let me urge you, if you know Spanish, to find and read. For him, disinterested motives are the highest: It is a good book. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The people of the USA present an admirable respect for work and a shrewd ability that ought to be practiced by all true men.

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The specialization of jobs causes societies to become underdeveloped as opposed to evolving towards maturity. Ariel is beautiful, graceful, and noble, while Caliban is coarse and barbarous, he explains.

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. The utilitarian searches and inquires, but in order to use, not in order to understand for appreciation, for contemplation. Art is then a form of learning that finds and enriches the spirit and negates utilitarianism. A student of mine plagiarized this post of yours in an essay.

Were one to write a volume on the characteristics of the North American people excluding Canada and Mexico one would have to traffic in more nuanced understandings, in influential undercurrents, in the tradition of conservative thought which Russell Kirk brought to light. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He points out that utilitarianism relies on specialization and materialism, and that consequently, the wealth of our minds is affected.

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Nice work; way to catch the creep. They have preached a morality enblish restraint rather than positive virtue, and the virtue of moderation has withered into sentimental attachment to a palid, diluted wickedness.

When he comes to that chapter that brings the accusation, he is careful first to list the strengths of the North Americans, to salute the achievement of the USA.

Spanish Wikisource has original text related to this article: Prospero, the teacher who speaks to the students, admires none of the cultures of the world as much as that of classical Greece. Ariel is structurally based on binary opposition, and the figures of Ariel and Caliban are diametrically opposed.

The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to his pupils. Against the encroaching materialism, and especially the admiration of the young in South America for such dominating materialism, he offers this essay: However, this has given me some pretty good insights into our class discussion. For the purposes of his essay, his analysis arirl me as sufficiently nuanced. Translated with an Introductory Essay by F. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This name uses Spanish naming customs: Such practice can and will affect the spirit.


It is a part of a trilogy which I intend to read and re-read. Rido also focuses on locations such as Ancient Greece, and he emphasizes Hellenic beauty as the only ideal worthy of imitation. 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.

He stages this description as a lecture being delivered by an elderly teacher named Prospero to his young students. According to him, art is only ever made in the U. Utopian but not completely egalitarian, this society would resemble something like ancient Athens, in which the spiritual balance, harmony, and hierarchy of its social organizations and individuals would be reflected in the beauty and genius of its achievements in the arts and sciences.

In short, enhlish 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.

In the hands of the Arkel. His argument for a new Latin America is also based on a visionary idea of its youth and its people as representing an as-yet-realized future society. Nevertheless, he has this against the USA: