The novel nihilistically
perpetuates the cycle of desire and consumption, exploitation and self-destruction, rise and fall, success and failure of American capitalism.
Their prescriptions for surviving their lots in life are often, nihilistically
comical and ill-advised.
The postmodern world, in Dunne's view, embraces a thin poetic morality of "self-generating and self-justifying inventiveness to produce for each moment something better--or, nihilistically
, just to produce.
At the same time, the poetry does not offer a point of view that nihilistically
relativises all truth or value.
Whereas the noble ideal of the self-affirmative "Overman" is self-overcoming and life-affirming, the "Last Man" negates self-affirmation, nihilistically
reduces everything to "the same," and refuses the "ideal of self-government" for acceptance of the status quo no matter how flat, uninspired, or bizarre it may be.
14) Bloom is only the most recent critic to read the ending of King Lear nihilistically