Zarathustar Part Two

Zarathustar Part Two - Patricia Abrudan Nietzsche's...

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Patricia Abrudan Nietzsche's parables are all different but they each speak with a voice that is preaching one major idea. The stories of The Child With the Mirror , On the Virtuous , On the Tarantulas , and On Self Overcoming dive into issues concerning willpower, resentment, reimbursement, virtues, and overcoming. At first glance none of these topics appears to have a connection but by looking for the meaning behind Nietzsche's simple stories one can see that he is really discussing his idea of willpower and the complexities of it. One of the first stories in Nietzsche's book is The Child With the Mirror . It is here that Zarathustra awakens and sees his reflection in the mirror as that of a devil and realizes that he needs to go back and share his wisdom with the people. This is the start of all the lessons that he teaches about power. I believe he writes this parable because it shows how he used willpower to get himself to go back and teach the people. Also, in this parable Nietzsche believes that one must “close the open hand because one loves, and to keep a sense of shame as a giver.” What he means by all this is that we should give back, not expect anything in return, and not even consider the idea of getting something back as an option. In other words, Nietzsche wants us to see that the true value
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course PHL 180A taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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