By Keith M. May (auth.)
Keith may perhaps discusses the improvement, and widespread false impression of, tragedy - explaining the insights of Nietzsche in "The start of Tragedy". He appears at its background from the early Greek playwrights, to Renaissance drama, as much as extra smooth writers of tragedy akin to Ibsen and Hardy.
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Therefore one way of fighting against evil was to regard it as deserved. In general it was less threatening if it was merited. So Nietzsche writes that primitive people justified 32 Nietzsche and the Spirit of Tragedy evil as punishment. l l Such evil, for instance that of Xerxes, does not evince guilt. Or, to be precise, the word 'guilt' has also changed its meaning; obviously Xerxes is 'guilty' in the sense of owing a debt of shame, but he is not guilty in anything resembling the theological or damnable sense.
Nietzsche apparently told Lou Salome that men of action are harmonious and homogeneous; they suffer little internal conflict and use their powers of reason only so far as to assimilate the little that is necessary or favourable to themselves. 9 The thinker to the contrary, and it seems the artist as well, is the more pleased with himself the more he can take in. ) The perceptions of this second type are numerous, diverse and, above all, conflicting. The artist Homer, has a more commodious will to power than a warrior of the kind of Achilles, since Homer readily, or even eagerly, acknowledges his awareness of the warrior, and by this means enlarges himself.
The pride of course lies in the deed and is not a disposition prior to all deeds. Also, the pride must have been offensive to the god, since the Persians have been horribly beaten. It is the effect rather than the ambitious motive that conclusively proves the wrongness of the enterprise. The Greeks were still quite primitive in their modes of thought, which means that they had a great and superstitious dread of evil - meaning whatever causes harm. It was necessary to propitiate evil itself, as though evil (of all kinds, including a good many accidents) were a person, or had personality.