Dominance and Self-Control of a Psychopathic Cannibal

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Dominance and Self-control of a Psychopathic Cannibal In a world of war, a TV series may hold the perfect example of why humans demonstrate the need to fight, win, and constantly change power. In a comparison of Nietzsche’s theory of Will and NBC’s new series Hannibal, we begin to discover that the prominence of self-importance and dominance are at fault for our destructive nature. According to Nietzsche, humans are ingrained with the sense of domination as a result of being a conscious being. This desire to dominate resonates from our ‘will to power’; our underlying struggle and ‘violence that is beyond good and evil, true and false, because it is this very dynamic that makes notions of the latter possible in the first place [the latter being domination] (Petersen).’ Through this domination dynamic, the world exists in a form of constant battle and war: the master and the slave, the king and his subjects, the boss and the employee, etc. Rebellions, murder, sabotage, and other forms of vandalism all move toward one aspect that is Nietzsche’s ‘Will to Power’. This will is human’s driving ambition, our reason to strive for bigger and better things. (Shaw) Nietzsche interpreted the will to power as a fight with one’s surroundings that resulted in self-perfection (or the pursuit of it), and mastery of space that merely resulted in domination. He wrote: “My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (its will to power) and to

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