MV Analysis/Theory: BTS and Nietzsche

"One must still have chaos within oneself, to give birth to a dancing star."

- Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None, by Friedrich Nietzsche.

(wiki on the book here)


1. For Whom You Shine

The book begins with the quote:

"You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine?"

This clearly plays into the song lyrics, that they are nothing without the person they love. They offer their blood, sweat and tears to them, without this person to shine for, they are empty.


2. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life

Nietzsche's writing often refers to the idea of eternal recurrence.

This is the idea that all events in one's life will happen again and again, infinitely. "The embrace of all of life's horrors and pleasures alike shows a deference and acceptance of fate, or Amor Fati. The love and acceptance of one's path in life is a defining characteristic of the overman*.

*Overman - Nietzsche thinks that it is important for every generation to overcome their humanity. To be better than it, to push forward and grow and defy the boundaries set by the mere fact that we're human. Someone who creates something new is an overman.

Is Jin repeating his actions over and over again but changing it slightly each time? Are we witnessing the butterfly effect?

(For example we see Jungkook on the bike again, the lilies from I Need U, etc)

Will the most beautiful moment in life go on forever, and is it turning into a nightmare?

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