The Sorrows of Young Werther charts the emotional journey of a young man who, during a stay in a picturesque German village, falls in love with Lotte, a local woman engaged to another man. As he realizes that his passion is doomed to failure and constant pain, Werther contemplates taking the most drastic of measures. (Taken from back of book)
When I started reading this book, I honestly thought I wasn’t going to like it. However I was pleasantly surprised, by how much I actually enjoyed this book. It is a classic psychological feel to it.
Werther is not a character that I felt a lot of sympathy for but as a reader I was completely drawn into his world. On reflection I realised that Goethe has created the perfect character to draw the reader in to the physiological aspect on the novel.
The description throughout this book is beautiful and adds a lot of depth to the novel. This is a novel that everyone should read at least once in their life. A perfect portrait of a person who loves someone else more than they value their life.