Essay on the three metamorphoses

Essay on the three metamorphoses - CameronHartman PHIL216002

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Cameron Hartman PHIL216-002 Nietzsche essay—On the Three Metamorphoses Zarathustra’s speech “On the Three Metamorphoses” was told from the perspective of  the superman. The story outlines the journey of a man going through the stages of being a  religious man who transformed his mind to the point of view of the ultimate-man, who then  transformed his mind to that of the superman. These metamorphoses can be described as  one’s spiritual journey though life. The three stages of life, according to this speech, are as  follows. First our spirit becomes a camel, which may also be known as the “beast of burden.”  The beast of burden represents the worries that society’s laws and a particular religion’s laws  may place on individuals. Our soul is in its loneliest state, symbolically in the desert, at this  state. The succeeding stage is that of the lion, which symbolizes courage and strength. During  this stage, the mind starts conquering itself, fighting for its freedoms from the restrictions of  religion and the rules of society. The transformation of the soul into a lion serves as the primary 
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Hedberg during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Essay on the three metamorphoses - CameronHartman PHIL216002

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