such as Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, and Jean Paul Sartre also lived in Paris around the same time, and whether or not Beckett spent his time at Les Deux Magots with them conversing about writing and philosophy, the effect they, and the city around them, had on Beckett is indelible. Nowhere is this more visible than in Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot, where the absurdist existentialism that permeated the writings of many other Parisian expatriates is at the forefront. Albert Camus, French philosopher
Hemingway’s characters were struggling to find the value in their lives, Camus took the other side of the spectrum and made a character that didn’t see any value in life. Camus focuses on the topic of existentialism, which is the philosophical theory that focuses on the fact that everyone is responsible for developing their own actions, in his novel The Stranger. Camus introduces Meursault who is deeply rooted in the beliefs of existentialism, believing that there is no value to anything that happens in a
The Rise and Fall of Existentialism Existential literature often focuses on the personal journey towards existential awareness. Common themes in existential works, such as alienation and confrontation with death, often lead the "anti-hero" towards a climactic choice that defines whether they have reached true understanding. The themes within existential literature are reflected from the world at large, and the works themselves are a metaphor for a grander shift in Western philosophy.
Art is the expressions of beauty, harmony, balance, and revolts. It is the aesthetic values of human creation which express emotions, history, feelings, and culture. The arts were known as theater, music, cinema, sculpture, and dance are some of the many ways which the art is represented. In other words, art is the representation of the moment, the art history highlighting points of an era, country or school of the visual arts. World War I and II were two events of worldwide repercussion that marked
Alice Walker: Peeling an Essence As an African- American novelist, short–story writer, essayist, poet, critic, and editor, Alice Walker’s plethora of literary works examines many aspects of African American life as well as historical issues that are further developed by Walker’s unique point of view. Writers like Alice Walker make it possible to bring words and emotions to voices and events that are often silenced. Far from the traditional image of the artist, she has sought what amounts to a