Nietzsche and Joyce : the celebration of life in Ulysses
Yeo, Tse Yin Tessa Marie
Date of Issue2017
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
This paper suggests the value of reading James Joyce's Ulysses through the lens of Friedrich Nietzsche, exploring his philosophies on the 'free spirit', 'perspectivism' and eternal recurrence. While Joyce does encounter some problems with the Nietzschean ideal of a 'free spirit', this paper will argue that he is ultimately able to bring these contradictory views into a harmonious balance by the end of the novel.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University