The Slave Mortality Presented By Nietzsche In His Genealogy

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The slave mortality presented by Nietzsche in his Genealogy of Morals is prevalent within modern literature. The dark effects of this morality have crept far beyond the general view of the elite class and into our writing. This is not much of a surprise since literature reflects the world and our view of the world within it. Unfortunately, its impact on our society is shown by its prevalence within modern writing. This morality allows the author to focus on the “evil enemy” (Nietzsche 39) instead of the good within humanity. This obsession with the negativity within the world has become a theme within humanities writing. Every good story must have some conflict some evil that is tearing at the good and often innocent. And it is true, that…show more content…
The standard of living is the highest it has ever been, the rate at which new technologies are being produced is truly amazing. The problem with the slave morality is not its existence but its prevalence. This is where Nietzsche observations have some reality. It is true that the slave mentality is widespread and that thousands of years have made it hard to look past such a mentality but Nietzsche argument that it started with the jews is questionable at best. The mythology that comes long before the influence of Judeo-Christian influence spread throughout the western world and it always has monsters or evil royalty that must be destroyed. The hero is good because they are not monsters and because they remove the monsters. The monsters are just like the birds of prey the truth is that entirety of the human race was a lamb. That mentality allowed us to survive the treacherous world and eventually change it to fit our purpose. In order to achieve this humankind has to take as much as they could that way our frail bodies could survive. This take still has a place in the culture that we face today and in a lot of ways it has no place.
Both of the plays The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht and Trifles by Susan Glaspell depict worlds that are full of evil. In Trifles, a woman murders her husband and two of her friends justify it by using the slave 's morality. He took away her

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