Man and Superman - Handbook Summary & Analysis

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Handbook Summary

The Revolutionist's Handbook is a book Jack wrote. It is an appendix to the play. In it, Jack writes a description of what it is to be a revolutionist. He explains that everyone is revolutionist in his own ideas.

Through the rest of the handbook, he touches on social topics. He says the quest for the Superman, although first defined by Nietzsche, did not begin with or end with him. The problem then becomes that everyone has a different idea of who the superman should be. Because no two people can agree on what the superman should be like, society is forced to never have the perfect man.

He also explains his ideas about the prison of marriage, religion, man's objection to improvement, why the world needs a superman, the illusion of progress, the conceit of civilization, and history.

In essence, he says that man is imprisoned...

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