Friedrich Nietzsche's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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This comparative analysis essay will be written over Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, and Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. He wrote Beyond Good and Evil in 1886 after the Civil War and before World War 1. Although Nietzsche’s father was a Lutheran preacher, he writes Beyond Good and Evil out of the materialism aspect of ultimate reality. Friedrich Nietzsche promoted the ethical model of aristocracy in Beyond Good and Evil and supported the claim that the strong man always win. Nietzsche was basically insane wrote Beyond Good and Evil. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. His father was a preacher of a Baptist church. Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail was written in 1963 and is based on the transcendence model of ultimate…show more content…
Nietzsche believed that the power was not evenly distributed and that the strong man always wins. Nietzsche’s ultimate reality is materialism, therefore what is considered right and wrong comes from your status in society and not God. Basically, the more nobility you have, the more power you have, and the more power you have, the more influence you have over people. Nietzsche’s system shows two types of right and wrong: master and slave. He argues that in order to keep your status you must not give into the feelings of those below you. Nietzsche also considers people as beasts. He begs the question by making us relate beasts to the nature of the wild in which the “survival of the fittest” would dominate. He also begs the question when he mentions the Javanese plant. The Javanese plant uses the oak tree as a support to get to the highest position. This is also evident in the aristocracy. The elite group uses the slaves in order to obtain power. Nietzsche’s system would fall apart if not for the inferior slaves which provide the entire framework for the
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