Anticipating Nietzsche: Culture and Chaos in “The House of Usher” and "Wuthering Heights"
作者: Fred Mensch
刊名: The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review, 2015, Vol.13 (1), pp.1-15
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/1447-9508/CGP/v13i01/1-15
关键词: Edgar Allan PoeEmily BrontëHouse of UsherWuthering HeightsCultural ParalysisChaosHeathcliffCatherine EarnshawRoderick Usher
原始语种摘要: This paper explores Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Emily Brontë’s "Wuthering Heights" from a Nietzschean cultural perspective. The strikingly similar social and cultural themes of both stories appear to anticipate Nietzsche’s diagnosis of a cultural binary as developed in "The Birth of Tragedy" and his essay on “The Use and Abuse of History.” The overtly rational individuals, Poe’s narrator and Brontë’s Mr. Lockwood and Edgar Linton, demonstrate Nietzsche’s focus on the nausea of consciousness, while the opposing characters--Heathcliff, Catherine, and Roderick Usher--are driven by their undifferentiated, chaotic, and ultimately anarchic natures. The ending of Brontë’s novel with the marriage of Hareton and the second Catherine is satisfying in its cultural...
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  • and 
  • develop 发展
  • cultural 文化的
  • social 群居的
  • symbolically 用符号表示
  • perspective 透视画法
  • optimism 乐观主义
  • anarchic 反常的
  • second 
  • their 他们的