Beyond Good and Evil Setting & Symbolism

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As a native German, Nietzsche is devoted to his country. However, Nietzsche also views the country and the Germanic people as being the most advanced in their philosophy. Nietzsche regularly compares Germany to other countries where the language, government and philosophy are not as advanced as the Indo-Germanic people. Nietzsche seems to believe that the Indo-Germanic people are the most enlightened and have made the best contributions to society. After all, the Germans created gunpowder but they also invented the printing press, something which Nietzsche seems to think was not a good thing. Nietzsche also prefers the presto (rapid tempo) of the German language and surmises that many misinterpretations occur in other countries where German is not easily understood or translated.

Nietzsche had only a few negative things to say about Germany as a whole. While he fully embraced the culture, and most certainly, the philosophical value...

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