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A Point Of Return In Nietzsche's Groundhog Day

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1. Tanksley reports about her young life up to this point that “if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.” Can you use this as a point of departure for o Defining Nietzsche’s eternal return and showing how it works?
1. Nietzsche´s eternal return is similar to the 1993 film Groundhog Day where a news reporter got stuck into a time loop reliving the same day over and over until breaking the loop. The contrast here, however, is the film focusing on the reporter´s unhappiness of reliving the same day everyday, whereas Nietzsche philosophized that every decision and action made would be the setup to be relived from the changing point when it all began; the cycle would be repeated when the person dies and then is immediately reborn into the point of change. In terms of the film Groundhog Day, the main character “died” at the end of each day to be reborn at the point his alarm clock went off in the morning. (Faust, 2012) o Characterizing Tanksley’s professional life as one fit for approval by Nietzsche’s eternal return?
1. In Tanksley´s case, she believes that she has found her principle passion for life and would be content to repeat it lifetime after lifetime. For her, it is what fuels her to live. In Nietzsche´s law of the eternal return, each re-lived life is an exact copy of the original without being changed – in other words, living in an unknown time loop or “stuck in a rut”. Tanksley states that she would be perfectly happy to repeat (be reborn) as
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