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Bourgeois society enslaves the individual such that any attempt to transcend ones environmental limitations results in self-destruction Nietzsche slave morality theory is applicable to the works of Dostoyevsky Mann and Ibsen and posits that an individual uprising under a bourgeois blanket leads to reactivity not activity Though each man calls for individuals values to be raised in some way in the case of Nietzsche by an ber-mensch each understands the impossibility of that under bourgeois rule Marx argues that the only way to restore individuality is for the proletariat to band together and overthrow the society that hinders its freedom Only then will slave morality be erased as individuals forge active change Nietzsches distaste for modern society is evident as he prods his reader to critique moral values to question the values of our values First Essay 6 p20 He introduces the concept of superiority of the nobility to the common individual through linguistics He discovers that the word good has the same conceptual transformation for noble and aristocratic whereas bad is associated with common and plebeian 1 4 p27-8 With this idea that nobility is in its place for a reason he moves on to discuss the negatives of a slave morality He argues that slave morality is the creative offspring of ressentiment the inversion of values 1 4 p36 Saying No to the external and different is the creative deed of slave morality thus slave morality always first needs a hostile world it needsShexternal stimuli in order to act at all 1 4 p37 As Nietzsche points out this is not action it is fundamentally reaction 1 4 p37 On the flip side the noble mode of valuation acts and grows spontaneously seeking to develop itself It is the noble man who lives in trust and openness with himself but the man of ressentiment is neither upright nor nave nor honest and straightforward with himself His soul squints 1 4 p38 Since a
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