Comparing Nietzsche's Crime And P

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It is inherent to human beings to strive to achieve. But in some men, this tendency augments to bigger proportions and often leads to disastrous results. Nietzsche’s Ubermensch strives to become superior individual beyond being 'human all too human '(Nietzsche), establishing own values and affecting lives of others. Both Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (1866) and Balram in The White Tiger (2008) can be examined from Nietzsche’s concept of Ubermensch. Nietzsche’s exposition of The Will to Power and Superman Substantiate that a man should strive for the higher self and find the essence of existence without merging it with moral values. The protagonists of Crime and Punishment (1866) and The White Tiger (2008) represent Nietzsche’s Ubermensch. The most striking similarity between Raskolnikov and Balram is their idea of the extraordinary man, the over human. Both committed crime as a means towards becoming Superman. Both characters’ ‘sense of self’ begs comparison between them. Although, they differ in a way they response to their crime. Both commit crime, but transformed their lives in a different way. The present research paper pursues a
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Crime and Punishment (1886) by Fyodor Dostoevsky and The White Tiger (2008) by Aravind Adiga have been considered excellent novels based on the theme of crime and received immense popularity and worldwide recognition .Crime and Punishment is the 19th century’s Great Russian novel and is among the greatest classics that fascinates readers of the present age too. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga is among the best of 21st century’s novels of crime in Indian English Literature. It won the prestigious Man’s Booker Prize in 2008. Both the novel has parallels in the motives of their protagonists as both mirrors Nietzsche’s ‘Superman’ and wants to rise above the ordinary
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