thinking. In his Will to Power excerpts, he doesn’t mention the term ”the overman”
as much in the excerpt, he does give various characteristic to the term. (i.e page 276,
columns 997999) making it more than obvious vision on how a man should be more
than just human all too human, regardless if he was one or not. All these ideas had
been pondered on and developed though all his works. This, more or less, reveals
much about the way Nietzsche saw life. This essay will attempt on seeing through,
as much as possible, the idea of overman by Nietzsche and life from the point of
view of an overman.
An overman, as described by in the excerpts, is the one who is willing to risk all
for the sake of …show more content…
In Nietzsche’s view, an overman should be able to affect history. He should
keep re-entering the world through other people’s minds and affect their thoughts
and values. Napoleon, who is highly admired by Nietzsche, may be seen as an
example. What he did during his rule as emperor and military leader affected how Europe is
today. This idea agrees with another of his most significant ideas, the will to power.
Although it is hard to say exactly what he meant by that term, it can be described as
something to which underlies how human thinks, behaves, and acts under any
circumstance. He believes that a human being is always in a constant struggle to satisfy
his/her own desire. A living thing always seeks to display its strength to survive.
Sometimes this results in violent behavior which according to Nietzsche, goes hand to
hand to the nature of men. However, the way to will can be different. My
interpretation would then be that an overman uses the will to power to dominate the
thoughts of others from generation to generation. In this way, his existence and
power lives on even after