Religion According to Nietzsche and Beckett
An analytical comparison of the religious ideologies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Samuel Beckett.
# 63258 | 2,227 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 18, 2006 in Literature (American) , Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Comparison) , Literature (German)
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This paper critically compares Friedrich Nietzsche's essay, "On the Advantage and Disadvantages of History for Life" to Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" with a particular focus on the religious ideologies expressed by the two writers. The paper examines how the writers present history and explores the historic role played by individuals in society.
From the Paper:"Nietzsche also believes that we should not forget about history completely, but we should forget about what can not help us in the future. The aspects of past history that we can learn from are important to the future because no matter what, the future will always be affected by the past according to Nietzsche. If we have no memory at all, we might as well be animals who forget every single time they act and therefore cannot improve their lives. We can use the knowledge of the past to advance in the present and future. Most animals do not advance themselves to a great extent. "
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