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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 1, Chapters 6-9

Chapter 6 begins with a sad, but nice little episode: the tightrope walker has been “leaped over” by a jester, causing the former’s death. Zarathustra has gone to comfort him as he lay dying and protesting his death. The stunt … Continue reading

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