Thus Spoke Zarathustra | Study Guide

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Part 1, Zarathustra's Prologue Zarathustra's Prologue includes 10 short segments in which Zarathustra, age 30, leaves his home to live in a cave in the... Read More
Part 1, Chapters 1–10 Zarathustra says there are three metamorphoses of the spirit leading to the "overman." The spirit first becomes a came... Read More
Part 1, Chapters 11–22 Zarathustra says there are still "peoples and herds" elsewhere, but "not where we live, my brothers: here there are st... Read More
Part 2, Chapters 23–32 Part 2 begins with Zarathustra's returning "to the mountains and to the solitude of his cave." Time passes and he wake... Read More
Part 2, Chapters 33–44 Zarathustra reflects upon "the tombs of [his] youth." He tells his disciples the story of how he "crossed the sea" to ... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 45–52 Determined to set sail, Zarathustra leaves his cave at midnight and walks over the mountains to the coast where he hop... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 53–60 Zarathustra is very happy to be home again surrounded by silence and solitude. He is relieved from the burdens of movi... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 61–70 Zarathustra's animals observe his general contentment and ask him about his happiness. He tells them he has no concern... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 71–80 Zarathustra is very near his cave in the afternoon when he again hears the cry of distress he has been trying to track... Read More
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