By Carl Pletsch
A examine of the lifetime of thinker Friedrich Nietzsche argues that geniuses are made, now not born, discussing the paintings of a guy who aimed toward genius, soaking up the paintings of mentors and marshaling his creativity for his venture.
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Friedrich's youthful autobiography was provoked by the award of a scholarship. After four years in N aumburg's Domgymnasium he was granted a free place at nearby Schulpforta, perhaps the most famous of all German boarding schools. The scholarship seems to have been offered to him as much for his status as an "or phan" whose clergyman-father had died, as for his accomplish ments as a scholar. For while he had had no great difficulty either in candidate Weber's private preparatory school or in the Domgymnasium, he had not really excelled in his schoolwork ei ther.
In her biography of him she wrote, My brother so frequently made it clear that he considered himself my Erzieher that I must make note of it. He gave me the books which I might read, oversaw my schoolwork, and was very concerned about the development (Bildung) of my mind (Geist) and character. And he showed so much natural tact that I still smile at the thought of how rightly he sensed what was appropriate for a little girl . I 7 Without a Father 41 If her later character is any indication, however, his influence was not salutary.
For Friedrich's mother, the visits to the farm offered another sort of opportunity. The farm was her parental home. When she was there she freely confided her worries to her father. She was concerned with the difficulty Friedrich had in making friends and how different he was from other children. good and ob �dient child, beyond what one might expect of a boy hIS age, but thIS very behavior had an aura of obstinacy about it. Pastor Oehler seems to have reacted variously to Franziska's wor ries.