When Nietzsche Wept - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Chapter 9 Summary

Up to this point in the consultation, Breuer has felt he has finally gotten Nietzsche to see from Breuer's point of view. He has even asked if Nietzsche is ready to be admitted to the hospital today, but Nietzsche is far from ready. He prepares to leave Breuer's office. Breuer asks him why he has even come for treatment if he is not willing to listen to the physician's advice, and Nietzsche says the he has come on strong recommendations by his friends.

Nietzsche presses Breuer on his motivation for wanting so desperately to help him, even at his expense. He can tell that there is something dishonest about Breuer's motivation. Nietzsche accuses Breuer of being prideful and arrogant, and Breuer feels the consultation slipping through his hands. Nietzsche finally stands to leave and says that he will be catching this afternoon's train...

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