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Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literature; Philosophy
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Nietzsche's Übermensch and the Expressionist Neue Mensch are two difficult, cryptic, and contradictory ideas. This project compares the Neue Mensch to the Übermensch through the process of transformation, in hopes of better understanding both concepts. The following chapters are an analysis of Franz Kafka’s short story “Das Urteil”, Georg Kaiser’s play Von morgens bis mitternachts, and Richard Strauss’ opera Salome. Through a side-by-side reading of Expressionist literature and Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra, we can see how the Expressionists expanded upon, and experimented with, the concept of the Übermensch.
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Adams, Marion Stoll, "Nietzsche and Expressionism: The Neue Mensch in Kafka, Kaiser, and Strauss" (2019). Senior Projects Spring 2019. 117.