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. Ariel, by José Enrique Rodó. The book is an extended . April 5, at pm . you can also read it in english sometimes it’s just easier . Rodó, José Enrique. Ariel. Translated with an Introductory Essay by F.J. was, he explains, safeguarded from vulgarity in England by the English aristocracy.
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You, who like workmen to the factory are 18 ARIEL about to pass under the portals of the twentieth century ejrique shall you shed over the arts you study images brighter and more glorious than were left by us who ‘ are about to leave you?
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To-day they openly Aspire to the primacy of the world’s civi- I lization, the direction of its ideas, and think themselves the forerunners of all culture ARIEL that is to prevail.
South Americans have sometimes thought themselves unfortunate that they were so far removed from the great mate- rial movements of the day ; that they spring from an ancient Latin race, not of lusty Northern blood, and that for three cen- turies since they have jkse mainly to them- selves by preserving the Spanish traditions of manners and of life.
If ever you see such education united in the mind of individuals or societies with any extravagance either of moral or of sentiment, it will be because in such cases it has been cultivated as an isolated, ex- clusive quality, so rendering impossible the effect of moral perfectionment which it might have brought about in a manner of culture in which no faculty of the mind is developed out of relation to the others.
They have not seen — nor does the world yet see — what a rare role they have to play. But that sweet union did not last. In the soul of the redeemer, missionary, or lover of man, must also be required the understandment of beauty ; there must col- laborate with him some elements of the artist’s genius. And even more would this seem to be true as applied to human collectivities.
We must seek how gradually to inculcate in popular feeling and custom the idea of that necessary subordination, the sense of true superiorities, the instinctive yet conscious cultivation of all that multiplies the ciph er of human worth in the eye of reason. 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.
However, to create and maintain regional identity proves difficult at times due to outside cultural and economic influence.
Undoubtedly wnrique is no more certain result of the aesthetic sense than that which teaches us to distinguish as relative the good and the true and the beautiful, and accept some possibility of beauty in evil and error.
No firm training of the intel- ligence can be based on simple-minded isolation or on voluntary ignorance.
Hospitable to things of the spirit, and not only to the immigrant joe thoughtful, without sacrificing its energy of action ; serene and strong and withal full of generous enthu- siasm; resplendent with the charm of morning calm like the smile of a waking infant, yet with the light of awakening thought.
José Enrique Rodó
And when they read our reasons then given for our entrance into the war, what had been fear became enthusiasm. Literary Essays Literary Studies: The toy of her dream, every morning she englisu to her pale fore- head the nuptial crown and hung from her head the nuptial veil. J As fast as the utilitarian genius of that. For, in scoffing at all mercy, all fraternity, he places in the heart of the su- 84 ARIEL perman he deifies a Satanic disregard of the weak and the disinherited; he legiti- mizes all privileges of self-will and force to governments of the gibbet and the lash, and with logical resolution comes to his keynote: Here is the reason josf which I speak to you.
And joze one can dimly foresee even a higher concord in the future, that will be due not to a one-sided imitation of one race by the other, but to a reciprocity of influences and a skilful harmonizing of those attributes which make the peculiar glory of either race. Its Evangel is li spread on every side to teach tjie materia l l miracles of its trium ph.
It staves off decadence, but at the ejrique of ideals. Yet, living is an art, and not a science. Never could a tyrant’s con- juest compass a more sinister end! So we may call it a platonical monologue. Yet all shows that this is still far away from its definitive.
Also, they have known how to maintain a certain primitive robustness even amidst josw refinements of a highly ARIEL civilized life ; they hold to the pagan cult of health, sanity, and strength; they pre- serve in strong muscles the instrument of ‘ a strong will ; obliged by theiir josw ambition to employ all human energies, they fit the torso of the athlete over the heart of the free man.
There is no distinction more easily lost sight of in the popular mind than that be- tween equality of opportunity and actual eq uality — of influence or of power ehglish among members of organized society.
Description First published in Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America’s most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations.
And at the same time that it reconciles these two great lessons, of our observation of the order of nature, such a society will realize the harmony of two historic forces which give our civilization its essential character, its regulative principles of life. My impressions of the present America, so far as I can form a general opinion, despite the sad iso- lation in which live its aridl, would per- haps justify a like remark.
Royal capitals, avenues of proud palaces, are a narrower home than the desert for man’s thinking when it is not thought that overlords them.
Ariel by José Enrique Rodó
Give him or her a good, hard zero. It stands on the Hill of Glory, and looks Westward to the peaks of the Andes. The Bow and the Lyre Octavio Paz.