the great man
understand immediately why the great man could take so much importance,
because we know that most humans feel the urge of authority to admire,
that folded in front, and by whom to be dominated and sometimes abused.
to design a man has achieved this extraordinary task of making
different families and individuals a unique people and thus determine
its destiny for millennia?
the genesis of monotheism, we can not, indeed, discover other external
factor that we have already mentioned: this evolution is related to the
close relationships forged between various nations and the existence of a great empire. We therefore reserve the "great man" a place in the chain, or rather in the network of determinants.
our mind has retained the freedom to invent relationships,
relationships that have no equivalent in reality and he obviously
attaches great importance to this possibility by making, in the
sciences, and elsewhere, an important use
Shall we say that we call the great man whom we highly appreciate the qualities? It
would be inaccurate in every respect; beauty, for example, muscle
strength, a desirable they are, give no right to be considered a "great
man". It is therefore likely qualities of mind, psychic or intellectual advantages. However, note that a man gifted in one area of special expertise is not necessarily why a great man. This
title will be given or a master of chess, or a virtuoso musician, he is
not necessarily given to a distinguished artist or an outstanding
such cases, we simply say that the character in question is a great
poet, a great painter, a great mathematician, a great physicist, a
pioneer in a particular area, but we hesitate to call him a great man.
we did not have similar examples might be tempted to believe that the
title of "great man" is preferably reserved for men of action
We are thus led to believe that it is unnecessary to determine precisely the concept of "great man"
us realize also that what arouses our interest is less than the great
man himself that the reason for its influence over other men. We
must therefore admit that the great man exercises his influence on his
contemporaries in two ways: by his personality and the idea it stands
And we see that all the traits we want to ward off the great man are
paternal figure and that it is precisely this similarity that makes the
great man whom we have vainly sought to establish the essential nature.
What other than his father, indeed, may seem "big" in the eyes of the child? By
killing their great man, the Jews did nothing but repeat a crime that,
in early times had been a law against the divine king and we have seen,
had a prototype even farther If, on the one hand The figure of the great man has thus been deified, we now recall, secondly, that the father was, too, a childhood