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Friedrich Nietzsche Some call Friedrich Nietzsche the father of the Nazi party. Was Nietzsche's ideas twisted and warped by a needy country? Nietzsche himself despised the middle and lower class people. Was it Nietzsche's Will to Power theory that spawned one of the greatest patriotic movements of the twentieth century? These are some of the concerns I had when initially exploring Friedrich Nietzsche for the subsequent paper. Friedrich Nietzsche, at one time referred to as "the arch enemy of Christianity"(Bentley, p.82), has been born into a line of Protestant Clergyman on October 15, 1844. During Nietzsche's early years, he gave no sign that he would not follow in his families' clergy tradition. As a boy, Nietzsche believed himself a devout Lutheran. At age six(two years after his dad passed away)Nietzsche, his mom and sister moved to the small town of Naumburg. When Nietzsche was he composed “I saw God in all his glory”(Bentley, p.82). Afterwards his description of his psychological condition was one of Gottergebenheit; “ surrender to God”(Bentley, p.82). At a really early age Nietzsche had already demonstrated an aptitude for exceptionally intellectual prowess. At fourteen, Nietzsche left his house of Naumburg and went to a private boarding school at the local Schulpforta Academy. The school was famous for its grandeur of alumni that included “Klopstock and Fichte”(Brett-Evans, p.76). ВЂњIt was here that Nietzsche received the comprehensive instruction in Greek and Latin which place him upon the road to classical philology.”(Brett-Evans, p. 76) However on many events Nietzsche's zeal to prove himself at the Pforta school spurned legendary tales. One particular tale is if Nietzsche “could not endure to hear of their guts of Mucius Scaevol, that didn't flinch when his hand was burnt off, without seizing a box of matches and shooting them against his own hand.”(Bentley, p.84) In the age of twenty five, Nietzsche left to attend Bonn University. By this time Nietzsche had come to think of himself as an “aristocrat whose great values are fearlessness and willingness to presume leadership.”(Bentley, p.85) Ironically, Nietzsche intended to study theology(to please his mother). Currently Nietzsche no longer believed in Christianity, since “with maturity he lost his heavenly father”(Bentley, p.86). In 1868 Nietzsche was a pupil in Leipzig. That is when he met Cosima and Richard Wagner. The...

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