History Literature / AlsoSprachZarathustra

9th Feb '16 5:11:51 PM Malloon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnimalMetaphor: Loads and loads in the speeches and some subtle ones in the story:
** Zarathustra is surrounded by animals on his mountain home, with his favorites being his eagle and his snake, representing freedom and cleverness, respectively.
** He often refers to a Lion, which his followers should become. [[spoiler: A real one shows up at the end, along with a flock of doves, [[AllAnimalsAreDogs to be petted]] and scare the living daylights out of his followers.]]
** Also often mixed with other metaphors. Here is part a tirade of insults Zarathustra heaps on a self-described fool who warns him not to go into a city, for the people would not listen to him, among other things:
--->'''Zarathustra''': Why did you live so long in this swamp, that you became a frog and a toad yourself? Doesn't the foul frothy swamp-blood flow through your own veins now, you yourself having learned to croak and slander? [...] People call you my ape, frothing fool: I'll call you my grunting pig, - your grunting taints my praise of foolishness.



* ExcusePlot

to:

* ExcusePlotExcusePlot: It's pretty much a device to outline Nietsche's ideas and philosophy; so much so, that it is sometimes easy to forget there is one.
9th Feb '16 4:47:18 PM Malloon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RuleOfThree: Two minor examples of speech:
** Zarathustra and some other characters often trice repeat "disgust" ("Ekel") when discussing it, in this case as an exclamation.
** Zarathustra is prone to exclaim "No! No! Three times no!" when vehemently disagreeing with something.
9th Feb '16 4:31:53 PM Malloon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MixedMetaphor: [[TropesAreNotBad Used very often, well and poetically]], though they are a part of why the book is so difficult to follow at times. Example:
-->'''(Part Three - Of the Apostates - 1.)''': "Oh, is everything already wilted and grey, that which only recently stood green and colourful? The honey of hope I carried off from here in my hive! These young hearts have all grown old already, - and not even from age! just tired, ordinary, comfortable: - they say "we became pious again".
8th Feb '16 4:00:51 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. (Nietzsche never used this term, but existentialists like to claim him as one of their own.) It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they should do when they exist.

to:

''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus masterpiece of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. (Nietzsche never used this term, but existentialists like to claim him as one of their own.) It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they should do when they exist.
12th Jan '16 9:41:33 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. (Nietzsche never used this term, but existentialists like to claim him as one of their own.) It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to do when they exist.

One might be forgiven for not realising it's also a novel. Although the book uses an almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra - like the founder of {{Zoroastrianism}} - who leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finally meets the first breed of Übermenschen.

to:

''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. (Nietzsche never used this term, but existentialists like to claim him as one of their own.) It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to should do when they exist.

One might be forgiven for not realising realizing it's also a novel. Although the book uses an almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra - like the founder of {{Zoroastrianism}} - who leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finally meets the first breed of Übermenschen.



* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Subverted, as Zarathustra goes to the volcano, has a chat with him and leaves.

to:

* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: Subverted, {{Subverted}}, as Zarathustra goes to the volcano, has a chat with him and leaves.



* HermitGuru: Zarathustra
* IndividualityIsIllegal: Criticised by Zarathustra, because Übermenschen should not bow to such ''villain morality''.

to:

* HermitGuru: Zarathustra
Zarathustra.
* IndividualityIsIllegal: Criticised Criticized by Zarathustra, because Übermenschen should not bow to such ''villain morality''."villain morality".



* [[TheGovernment The State]]: ''The State is the biggest monster of all monsters. It speaks cold lies that crawl out of his mouth. The state lies in all spoken languages, and whatever he possesses, he stole it. The state bites with stolen teeth.''

to:

* [[TheGovernment The State]]: ''The State is the biggest greatest monster of all monsters. It speaks cold lies that crawl out of his mouth. The state lies in all spoken languages, and whatever he possesses, he stole it. The state bites with stolen teeth.''



Clearly, he's talking about prince Siddharta, who (after meeting an invalid, an old man and a corpse) gave up his family and his kingdom to go to the wilderness and become [[{{Buddhism}} Buddha]].

to:

Clearly, he's talking about prince Siddharta, who (after meeting seeing an invalid, an old man and a corpse) gave up his family and his kingdom to go to the wilderness and become [[{{Buddhism}} Buddha]].
11th Oct '13 8:33:49 AM TrollBrutal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One might be forgiven for not realising it's also a novel. Although the book uses a almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra - like the founder of {{Zoroastrianism}} - who leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finally meets the first breed of Übermenschen.

to:

One might be forgiven for not realising it's also a novel. Although the book uses a an almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra - like the founder of {{Zoroastrianism}} - who leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finally meets the first breed of Übermenschen.
4th Sep '13 7:18:59 AM iheartmountains
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BreakingTheFourthWall: Some parts of the book feature no background, setting or even other characters then Zarathustra.

to:

* BreakingTheFourthWall: Some parts of the book feature no background, setting or even other characters then than Zarathustra.
3rd Apr '13 8:09:40 AM Frank75
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to do when they exist.

to:

''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. (Nietzsche never used this term, but existentialists like to claim him as one of their own.) It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to do when they exist.
3rd Apr '13 8:08:37 AM Frank75
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TakeThat: In the first part.
--> They meet an invalid, or an old man, or a corpse—and immediately they say: "Life is refuted!"
--> But they are only refuted, and their eye, which seeth only one aspect of existence.\\
Clearly, he's talking about prince Siddharta, who (after meeting an invalid, an old man and a corpse) gave up his family and his kingdom to go to the wilderness and become [[{{Buddhism}} Buddha]].
26th Mar '13 5:09:32 AM Frank75
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to do when they exist.

One might be forgiven for not realising it's also a novel. Although the book uses a almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra that leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finaly meets the first breed of Übermenschen.

to:

''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") is the MagnumOpus of Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. It's known to be one of the most important philosophical works from the 19th century and the foundation for Existentialism. It was originally written in German in 1883-5, and was highly controversial from the beginning. It opposed Christianity, Good and Evil, and the purpose of humans and what they are ought to do when they exist.

One might be forgiven for not realising it's also a novel. Although the book uses a almost-but-not-quite AuthorAvatar to explain Nietzsche's thoughts, there is actually a plot and a narrative. The book starts with a hermit philosopher called Zarathustra that - like the founder of {{Zoroastrianism}} - who leaves the wilderness to tell the people of the [[{{Ubermensch}} Übermensch]] and the [[GodIsDead Death of God]]. This message doesn't go down so well and Zarathustra decides to play it a little more tactical, forming a small group of followers around him. Ultimately, he left them to return to the mountain, where he finaly finally meets the first breed of Übermenschen.
This list shows the last 10 events of 24. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.AlsoSprachZarathustra