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Revenge TragedyAeschylus to Armageddon$
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John Kerrigan

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184515

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184515.001.0001

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. Killing Time: Nietzsche, Job, and Repetition

. Killing Time: Nietzsche, Job, and Repetition

(p.266) (p.267) 11. Killing Time: Nietzsche, Job, and Repetition
Revenge Tragedy

John Kerrigan

Oxford University Press

The 19th century saw a new kind of perspective, which was what is called modernism. The earlier times were deeply rooted in Christianity, the teachings of which were seen as superior to the law. But most writers at this time were critics of Christianity, questioning the existence of a superior being who is capable of wrath and bestowing suffering. They did however recognize that while the body is destroyed, the spirit and mind of the murderer and his acts are carried on with him. The chapter further examines the philosophical statements of Nietzche, for example his idea of a reputation that is eternally is linked to revenge. He further stated that not all forms of revenge are disastrous, they are merely a way to release feelings, and in some acts of revenge in revolutionary situations, revenge has resulted in the greater good of man.

Keywords:   Nietzsche, modernism, Christianity, philosophy, revenge, superior

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