The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 4)

Friedrich Nietzsche When reading sections 6-8 I absorbed nothing. The author is too obscure with his writing that I cannot understand what he was trying to get across in the slightest. The only thing I think he mentioned in these sections was the purpose of the chorus in Greek tragedy. Personally I think the Chorus … Continue reading The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 4)

The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 3)

Friedrich Nietzsche When reading section 5, I only found one passage slightly intriguing. "In this state, pure knowledge as it were approaches us to redeem us from willing and its pressure: we follow, yet only momentarily: willing, the memory of our personal goals, tears us away again and again from calm contemplation; but equally the … Continue reading The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 3)

The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 2)

Friedrich Nietzsche Here are some passages I found intriguing from sections 3 & 4 of the book. "There is nothing here to remind us of asceticism, spirituality, and duty: everything here speaks to us of a sumptuous, even triumphant, existence, an existence in which everything is deified, regardless of whether it is good or evil." … Continue reading The Birth of Tragedy (pt. 2)

The Birth of Tragedy (pt.1)

Friedrich Nietzsche This is not an easy read, not in the slightest! Here are some passages that stood out to me when I was reading sections 1 &2 for my humanities class. pg.21 "...Apollo might even be described as the magnificent divine image of the principium individuationis (the principle which accounts for the existence of … Continue reading The Birth of Tragedy (pt.1)