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Nietzsche’s “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”: Part 1, The Speeches of Zarathustra

On the Flies of the Marketplace The strength of the State is in its cities, but the one who would bring about the Overman should go into the wood; “flee, my friend into your solitude”, says Zarathustra in his next … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”: Part 1, The Speeches of Zarathustra: “On the Three Metamorphoses”

Chapter 10 begins with narrative, but very quickly becomes speeches, or sermons, and these make up the majority of the first part of the four parts of Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The speeches are introduced with an unusual formula that resembles … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”: Part One, The Prologue (Chapters 1-5)

A note on the book’s name: Zarathustra, of course, was the name of the figure known to the Greeks as Zoroaster, the apparent founder of the religion of Zoroastrianism. Zoroaster preached a dualism of good versus evil, with the battle … Continue reading

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