Twilight of the Idols

by

Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Trodden Worm

The trodden worm symbolizes humility and submission—qualities that Nietzsche associates with the life-effacing systems of traditional morality he challenges in Twilight of the Idols. Nietzsche first references the trodden worm in “Maxims and…

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The Hammer

The hammer symbolizes the central project of Twilight of the Idols: to challenge and destroy the idols of the past that people worship, but which, according to Nietzsche, are destructive to society and…

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