Existentialism In Rick And Morty

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Life can be interrupted in many ways to fit a person 's lifestyle. It helps give the said person a reason to push through their time here on earth or possibly beyond. In the show “Rick and Morty”, Rick one of the main characters uses the saying “No one exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, we’re all going to die…” many times throughout the show. This is to help justify his actions that proceed after them; one of the main topics that come away from this, is that life has no grand meaning and no higher power or plane of existence, life is meaningless. This saying helps give Rick and Morty (mostly Rick) the freedom to do whatever they wish in that to advance his personal knowledge, experiments, travel on different adventures through…show more content…
The gap between second season to the opening of season 3 really shows “Rick and Morty” as an “absurd work” in terms of Absurdism. It does so by teasing with the meaning and hope showing us that this show could contain some of that. Something happens in the episode “The Wedding Squanchers”. Rick decides to stop his narcissistic and crazy actions to have an moment of real understanding with himself, at Birdperson’s wedding. “Birdperson is my best friend and if he love Tammy then I love tammy too. To friendship to love and my greatest adventure yet: opening myself up to others.” (Rick c-137) “Rick and Morty” destroys all of this it when we learn that Tammy; Birdpersons wife, is a spy for the galactic federation. What makes this part interesting is that Rick’s ponders with the normality of it all becoming a, caring, loving, person but is undercut by Tammy and her actions, not his own skepticism; an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest, vanishes. This idea is explored more tend the end of the season premiere, after the family is guided through the actions at the wedding into hiding after the shoot out with the galactic government, Rick

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