Byronic Hero, Prototype of Superman and the Cultural Values of Byron

Wei ZHAO

Abstract


Byron has the psychological disposition of passion, indulgence, fury, self-esteem, self-inferiority, hatred and resistance, and these kinds of psychological dispositions influence his cultural personality. He with his natural simplicity fought and battered wildly the hard shell of modern civilization. There is no romantic poet like Byron making such a comprehensive, profound and thorough negation for human liberation in modern civilization. Byron has a non moral tendency in the cultural personality, but in fact it is a kind anti civilization tendency in romantic style. Byron used his Byronic hero to express the rebellion to the whole value system of the traditional civilization and pushed the trend of new individualism to a new stage. Byron initiated a new concept of culture value, which is a kind of spiritual connection with the Superman Philosophy of Nietzsche. The readers after reading Byron’s works can not help but to meditate about the humanistic significance. As the Chinese readers focus on how Byron and Byronic hero he depicted influence Chinese Romantic poets as well as the whole literature circle in the long run.

Keywords


Byron; Byronic hero; Nietzsche; Superman; Cultural values; Chinese romantic literature

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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