Dionysian and Apollonian in New Orleans Term Paper by Master Researcher

Dionysian and Apollonian in New Orleans
A discussion of Dionysian and Apollonian in New Orleans culture.
# 36418 | 1,400 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2003 in Philosophy (General)

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The paper explains the concepts of the Apollonian and the Dionysian and Friedrich Nietzsche's concepts of Apollonianism and Dionysianism. The paper focuses on New Orleans and how its inhabitants base their life theory on Dionysianism. The paper describes the Dionysian state and relates that for the culturally rich people of New Orleans, aesthetic experience serves no utilitarian purpose, but it is experience for the sake of experience itself.

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"The development of art is the result of a constant interplay between two contending elements in the creative life of man: the Apollonian and the Dionysian. These terms are taken from the names of two gods of ancient Greece, Apollo, the god of prophecy and patron of the arts, and Dionysus, the god of wine and the vineyards. Nietzsche views these two mythical figures as the personifications of opposing creative tendencies in man. By constant opposition, each stimulates the other to further effort, and the result is the growth of art. But the two tendencies also have a certain dependency upon one another, and in the Greek tragedy, a form of staged drama, which was widely popular in ancient Greece, a balance of the two tendencies was achieved."

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