Ubermensch


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a person with great powers and abilities

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762) the Obermensch's approach to existence is characterised by positivity and a sense of joy--the Ubermensch becomes "the eternal Yes to all things, the tremendous unbounded saying Yes and Amen" (p.
When the Granger and Dall characters were students, Stewart's professorlike character entertainingly had regaled them with the art of murder, a la Nietzsche's Ubermensch writings.
37) Solecki acknowledges, "The poet, like the Nietzschean ubermensch and like Nietzsche's reconceived Dionysus, responds to life in totality with a 'joyful wisdom, a stoic, 'unwavering eye, and a tragic heroism" (xxii-xxiii).
At their best, these personae poems show us something new about the colliding worlds Hamby's associative poetics brings together: the Superman of comic books and movies looks different when next to the Nietzschean one; likewise, we re-understand Nietzsche's Ubermensch when Hamby incarnates him as just another boy down the street, a "nerdy zip" "skulking in the back" of class that "vain dames can't see.
Der Ubermensch als das unerreichbare Leitbild des neuen Menschen
In my dreams, I was almost there," the closet Ubermensch muses.
Though most associate Nietzsche's influence on D'Annunzio in light of the idea of the ubermensch and its relation to D'Annunzio's male protagonists--in La citta morta Leonardo will come closest to filling this role--Nietzsche's ideas on Greek dramaturgy in The Birth of Tragedy also proved highly influential on the Italian writer.
17) According to Bixby, "Magalaner noted that the two works by Nietzsche mentioned in the story, Thus Spake Zarathustra and The Cay Science, celebrate the philosopher's notion of the Ubermensch who has no need for society or the love of women, two characteristics that Duffy seems to exemplify" (2004, 114).
20) Theories abound concerning whether or not entrepreneurs are nothing more than skilled workers or producers of capital, whether they are Nietzschean Ubermensch motivated by the will to conquer, whether they are the preeminent risk takers, whether judgment rather than management characterizes them, or whether or not innovation and experimentation are their mantras.
Most of the positive attributes listed are indeed about generating civil discourse and steering away from Nietzsche's idea of Ubermensch, who would find the going hard in a modern state with its strong democratic and discordant conditions and multilateral perspectives.
Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek's "The Compulsions of Real / Reel Serial Killers and Vampires: Toward a Gothic Criminology" stretches conventional definitions of the vampire by showing how some serial killer films "exploit the contemporary seductive glamour of the vampire myth to render the serial killer a charismatic and elegant Ubermensch, transcending bourgeois distinctions of good and evil" (40), By drawing on the allure of the vampire, such films contribute to the conflation of filmic and real serial killers "over the last twenty years in the cultural imaginary" (56).
However, his significance stems less from any superior Ubermensch claims for religious adoration but more from his embodiment of peaceful utopian ideals many Ray protagonists attempt but very rarely achieve.
Philosophers Friedrich Nietzche and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe referred to humans who excel by achieving the farther reaches of human nature as Ubermensch, translated from the German as Superman, or Overman.
Even the ambitious, amoral Ubermensch Martin has a rather ambiguous relationship with the cult statue and, by extension, his name saint.