them. The power they held was to control those of them lower and had the power to decide what they believe was “good” and what was “bad.” Nietzsche also brings into consideration the meaning of “good” in other languages mean “the rich,” “the powerful,” and “the masters.” He also states that “good” in Greek is said to be associated the idea “truth. He believed the idea of bad was associated with those who were low-minded, common and plebian. Nietzsche explains the concept of “bad” with idea of the herd instinct, which gives the sense of unegoism to be something that was obtruded in us and become a part of the human conscience. Which means that we only believe that by thinking with unegoism this is better and greatly more accepted. Nietzsche also bring up the similarity of the German word bad, “The most convincing example of the latter is the German word shlecht [bad] itself: which is identical to schlicht [plain, simple]—compare schlechtweg [ plainly], schlechterdings [simply]—and originally designated the plain, the common man, as yet with no inculpatory implication and simply in contradisrinction to the nobility” (Nietzsche 254). This quote supports his statement really well because it brings up the idea that bad is plain and simple, and plain is the idea of the common man. The idea of bad to the Greek was associated with lying and cowardice. Nietzsche then brings in the idea that “dark” and “black” which were associated with negative terms. He uses this because the dark-haired people in Europe were overrun by the blond, which connected the idea of “good” with “war” and “warlike.” Once the priest or the “slaves” gained power Nietzsche believes this is when everything becomes more dangerous.
Guzman 3 When these priest come into power they change the meaning of things, “The “pure one” is
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