Comparing Apollonianism And Dionysianism

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There is two sides to everything, the good and the evil, the wise will say that it is best to have both. The similarities that both Greek god brothers, Apollo and Dionysus, have with both East of Eden brothers, Aron and Cal are identical in some aspects. An individual will choose to carry themselves with behaviors that are either Apollonian or Dionysian, a mixture of both helps compose a beneficial balance that will let an individual live a life at its full potential without causing damage to oneself or others. Nietzsche 's essays helped correlate Aro’s and Cal’s clashing personalities which created different environments within their lives and their relationship with their father. Friedrich Nietzsche contemplated various ideas about the Apollonian and Dionysian philosophies in the essay Apollonianism and Dionysianism, by contrasting and comparing them he was able to create concepts that can be tied down to how an individual chooses to live and the outcome they will create with the lifestyle they carry. He speculated that the two forces of Apollonianism and Dionysianism can be unified to have a diversity of characteristics in a person and that way the “artist” is born. Nietzsche portrays this philosophy as a phenomena in the following, “Let us begin by viewing them as the separate art realms of dream and intoxication, two physiological phenomena…” (pg.462) Apollonianism would be the art realms of dream; wanting order, serenity and a structure, it can be the preferred
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