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Recently, I was fascinated by classic story books written by eminent western writers. Having finished Heart by the Italian author Edmondo De Amicis, I am now reading The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe.

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Classics Recently, I was fascinated by classic story books written by eminent western writers. Having finished Heart by the Italian author Edmondo De Amicis, I am now reading The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. Although I have read these books when I was a child, they give me different feelings and lessons reading them now as a teenager. Living in such a complicated world nowadays, it is necessary for us to revise these classics again. They simply remind us of some really simple things that we may forget while we are rushing about our life. ...read more.

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It has gone to an extreme situation that some people may betray their friends in order to be put in an important position by their boss, some may go to court suing their brothers or sisters in order to snatch the heritage from their hands. When morality and justice seem nowhere to be found, when the world is filled up with unfairness, love is the only thing that gives us hope and trust. The Sorrows of Young Werther, what a sentimental but simple love story! ...read more.

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This is not a timid behaviour but indeed a brave one in my opinion. He uses death to accuse the society of suppressing his passion, depriving him from his freedom, suffocating him with rationalism etc. His emotions and talents are nowhere to be reflected, so he chooses to die. Werther is really a brave man who does not submit himself to the values of the society but insists on his own belief and lives the way he wants. Not many people have such determination and bravery. When you feel tired chasing fame and wealth or making a living, read these classic books. They will certainly give you some mental comfort or even wake you up. ...read more.

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