ISSN 2250-5660 print | ISSN 2250-5415 online | Actualizado en  marzo de 2017
 
  V7(1)

MARCH 2017

 

What does not kill you makes you more barbaric. Conan as a Nietzschean superman
Conan The Barbarian | John Milius | 1982

Francisco Miguel Ortiz Delgado

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Abstract

In the present paper we interpret the main character of Conan The Barbarian as a plausible representation of the nietzschean “superman”. We argue that Conan has qualities of the übermensch or superman as well of the “unhistorical” individual, defined by Friedrich Nietzsche. Based on the diverse texts of Nietzsche and his interpreters, we exhibit the moral behavior and the religious position of Conan and his nemesis Thulsa Doom inside the John Milius´s film. We also compare the film with another two characters of world cinematography (and imagery): Hercules and Mad Max. This comparison is made with the purpose of discern Milius´s efficiency to show the unique qualities of Conan as a nietzschean superman.

Keywords: Nietzschean Superman | Religion | Ethics | Values | Violence | Conan | Hercules.

This article is, for the time being, only available in Spanish: Lo que no te mata te hace más bárbaro. Conan como un superhombre nietzscheano




 
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Programa de Estudios Psicoanalíticos. Ética, Discurso y Subjetividad. CIECS (CONICET y UNC) y Cátedra de Psicoanálisis. Facultad de Psicología.
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Departamento de Ética, Política y Tecnología, Instituto de Investigaciones y Cátedra de Etica y Derechos Humanos, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Buenos Aires