This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Nietzsce And The Internalization Of Man

565 words - 3 pages

In section 16, Nietzsche enlightens us with a provisional statement, and by his own accord a hypothesis concerning the origin of the "bad conscience". In terms that may exemplify a state of disbelief on the reader of the section, he states"It may sound rather strange and needs to be pondered, lived with, and slept on for a long time. I regard bad conscience as the serious illness that man was bound to contract under the stress of the most fundamental change he ever experienced-that change which occurred when he found himself finally enclosed within the walls of society and peace".Referring back to section 4 and his reference to a "bad conscience" as a "somber thing", Nietzsche uses punishment as a guide for "burning into ...view middle of the document...

This new society would require men to think instead of using instincts; the structure of society would demand this reliance of our conscious mind.Nietzsche determines that "all instinct that do not discharge themselves outwardly turn inward, this is what I call the internalization of man". He suggests that the suppression of these primitive instincts of hunting, cruelty, hostility and destruction leads man to turn on himself, developing this bad conscience and setting the stage for a what we would later call a "soul".Nietzsche finds the development of bad conscious in its earliest forms of tribes and settlements, society would establish a hierarchy of power, thus the will to power as Nietzsche describes, is the essence of life, and drives all men. In section 18 he again makes a reference to the will to power, however it is cloaked in the instinct for freedom, also describing bad conscious as an illness, with no doubts. In these early tribes "the living generation always recognized a juridical duty towards earlier generations and especially toward the earliest, which founded the tribe". This sense of indebtedness toward early tribe members became a burden to the debtors, with the amount of repayment growing to unbelievable proportions; an example of first-born sacrifices is what Nietzsche uses. As time passed the ancestors came to be worshipped as gods, consequently the debt could never be repaid, leading to the concept of ultimate sacrifice. The end result is found is in the final sentence of section 21, "the creditor sacrifices himself for his debtor, out of love".

Other Essays On Nietzsce and The Internalization of Man

Hort book report on Old Man and the Sea, highlighting the relationship between man and nature

541 words - 3 pages In Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is confronted by a series of sharks, which come in a specific order. This order is significant in a few ways. One significance in the order in which the sharks come is that it shows us how nature is organized and arranged. In this book, Hemingway seems to view nature as having a specific arrangement and believes that things in nature work in a specific way. The sequence of the sharks show

The Story Of A Man Named Shirl - The Life And Times Of Graeme "Shirley" Strachan (From Skyhooks)

1053 words - 5 pages Million Dollar RiffThe story of a man named ShirleyGraeme Strachan was born in East Malvern on January 2, 1952. He went to Mt Waverley High, and decided to become a carpenter when the only subject he passed in form 4 was woodwork. He had scraped through the first two years of high school pretty smoothly, with the exception of non-favoured subjects such as French. "I used to cause teachers a lot of trouble sometimes, either through my arrogance

Comparing The Methods And Effects Of The Poems 'Tall Nettles" By Edward Thomas And "Two Look At Two" By Robert Frost Concerning The Relationships Between Man And Nature

803 words - 4 pages Tall Nettles is about contrasts. Edward Thomas compares the natural growth of the nettles to the man-made objects - 'the springs, the rusty harrow, the plough'. Man-made things are 'long worn out' by springs of water, the many springs (the many change of seasons - time), but yet it is because of these natural things that the nettles thrive. No matter how clean and cultivated the farmer tries to make his yard, the dust and nettles will always

Validity Of The Common Man Era (1824-1848)

895 words - 4 pages Untitled Sergio Estrada Mr. Dumas APUSH 10-20-09 Validity of "The common man" era (1824-1848) Andrew Jackson was the president in 1824 after defeating Jon Quincy Adams. This election marked the end of the era of good feelings and began the era of the common man. Andrew Jackson himself was considered a common man. However, what was considered to be a common man? Andrew Jackson was a poorly educated white man and

A Study Of The Famous Bob Dylan Song "Mr.Tamborine Man"

780 words - 4 pages Why Mr. Tambourine Man is A Modern ClassicThe most obvious and popular interpretation of Bob Dylan'sMr. Tambourine Man is that the song is about drugs. This makes sense, as it was against the law to write songs about drugs in the 1960s when 'Mr. Tambourine Man' was composed. The metaphors are simple: 'Mr. Tambourine Man' is the drug-dealer. "Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship..." is asking the drug-dealer for the drugs, and then the

Hemingway's Old Man In The Sea This Essay Conveys A Little About The Author And The Main Points Of The Book

891 words - 4 pages A Book Analysis of Hemingway's Old Man in the SeaThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a story of determination, friendship and also man's struggles with nature. Hemingway leads the reader though an interesting story of an old man and his will defeat nature. He also shares a story of friendship between young and old.Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the second oldest of six children and grew up

Write about the emotion of the old man in the story "Flight" by Dorris Lessing

549 words - 3 pages The old man, is not given a name nor a proper physical description by the writer perhaps to rouse the reader's emotions by letting him think of the grandfather as a universal figure. This may be an important factor in the short story as older generations can relate to the feelings of the grandfather and younger generations to the feelings of the granddaughter.Though he is old, the grandfather is very active in that he keeps birds and trains

Salvador Dali-'Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth Of The New Man'-Conceptual Framework

932 words - 4 pages considered one of the most important artists of the surrealist movement. For fourteen years Dali employed all the common features of surrealism; many of his paintings also include the techniques of impressionism, cubism, futurism and classicism as seen in 'Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the new Man'.AUDIENCEThere would've been a varying audience for this artwork; patrons of surrealist pieces, political audiences of the world war and

Oskar Schindler, In The Eyes Of Many, Is A True Hero. This Is A Man Who Wanted To Make A Difference And Do Things That He Thought Was Humane And Rightful

875 words - 4 pages Activity 6: Courage in the Face of InjusticeOskar Schindler, in the eyes of many, is a true hero. This is a man who wanted to make a difference and do things that he thought was humane and rightful. Although Schindler was part of the Nazi Party during the tragic time of World War Two, Schindler saved approximately 1,200 Jewish lives. Oskar Schindler, a single man, saved the most Jews during World War Two and is a hero to the Jewish community. He

"Lean, Mean, Extreme-Machine" -- This Essay Is On How Cyrano De Bergerac Is Able To Exceed Every Man In The Realms Of Art, Battle, And Love By The Extremes

742 words - 3 pages In today's world, it is accepted that, no matter the ability of an individual, somebody has a greater gift than him. Whether power, knowledge, or character, any person can equally find a talent to compare with another's. In Cyrano de Bergerac, however, one man has more skill in everything than anyone he faces. Cyrano, with his gentle spirit and vibrant swordsmanship, proves to surpass mankind by taking his actions in art, battle, and love to the

What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

445 words - 2 pages Since the beginning of time and the civilization of mankind, people have always had a thirst for knowledge and power. Throughout history, humanity tried to find how and why everything came to be, why we live and die and how it all started.There are cases in which a given person would do anything in exchange for wisdom and absolute knowledge. Like the tragic doctor Faustus who, as the story says, sells his soul to the devil despite his great

Similar Papers

Man Of The People Essay

937 words - 4 pages Being set in the 60s, Chinua Achebe's book A Man of The People, introduces the reader to the social and political upheaval that was prevalent in the newly liberated African countries. Achebe skillfully weaves underlying themes like nationalism, empirism, corruption and the effects of western influence into the story. The quality of Achebe's writing is also seen in the way he presents one or a combination of these themes in his characters. Chinua

The Old Man And The Sea

1111 words - 5 pages The Old Man and The Sea A short novel by a great author named Ernest Hemmingway, The Old Man And The Sea, is the book I read. It was published in 1952. This book is "nearly faultless" as Malcolm Cowley of the New York Herald Tribune said. Other critics described it as a masterpiece, one of his best writings. In 1953, this short novel won the Pulitzer Prize. The year after that it won the Nobel Prize. The Old Man And The Sea is set

Comparison Of "The Hearing Trumpet" Leonora Carrington And "If This Is A Man" Primo Levi

1542 words - 7 pages workers. This sense of withdrawal reached a low point when a man is hanged for conspiring with some people who blew up a different camp. For some inexplicable reason this destroys the faith all of them have at that time. But relief comes as soon as the Bombing raids get closer. The end of the book is a series of up’s and down’s where Primo is faced with different things from finding new food for the Ka-Be to finding out the SS and all

Comparison And Contrast Of "The Man With The Broken Fingers" And All Quiet On The Western Front

1323 words - 6 pages Front its characters are members of the German military. Carl Sandburg is from Illinois and his poem deals with an American war hero. These two literary works both have their similarities and differences, especially in the areas of point of view and theme.“The Man with the Broken Fingers” is written third person. Carl Sandburg uses the third point of view for many reasons. First, Sandburg uses the third person point of view to keep the