영어영문학연구, Vol.61 no.1 (2019)
pp.45~63

DOI : 10.18853/jjell.2019.61.1.003

유한한 생의 인식과 니체적 자기극복 : 『바다풍경』을 중심으로

곽진아

(강원대학교)

This paper aims to investigate the Nietzsche’s Philosophy in Edward Albee Of Seascape. Albee displays his characters who suffer and live in an absurd world, but he makes them eventually realize the possibility for maturation and change. Albee’s characters stand naked, stripped of illusions. Once naked, they are to stand on the brink of transformation through existential experience. Albee always focuses on the possibility that his characters, in the process of becoming, can overcome their destiny. In Seascape, Albee dramatizes the existential growth of humankind, coping with the human finitude. His characters confront the moment of change and they embody existential awakening to overcome life’s trials. Nietzsche explains the two types of nihilism. One of them is that man believes life is meaningless. The other is that the time of crisis serves as an opportunity to face up to life. Albee explores both what a man ought to be and how a man should treat the rest of life. Charlie and Sarah suffer from the extreme pain of death and the harsh reality. But They eventually realize facing death has the potential for improving the quality of life. Albee does not write merely about the naturalistic evolution of the human species. Rather, he deals with a kind of spiritual evolution of self-awareness(overcoming).
  실존적 각성; 프레드리히 니체; 성숙; 허무주의; 자기극복;Existential Awakening; Friedrich Nietzsche; Maturation; Nihilism; Self-Overcoming

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