Summary Of Albert Camus 'Absurd'

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Presumably since the beginning of time, we, as human beings, have tirelessly sought out answers toward a greater, predetermined and/or significant purpose in our lives. This confirmation of our purpose in life has been a habitual need to place value on our existence as this feeling of dread has been echoed throughout science, religion, art and philosophy. The question is still unanswered, but the desire remains—what is the point?
The contradiction between searching for an inherent order, reason or existential purpose toward the human experience and the inability to find any in an essentially lawless, meaningless and indifferent universe is what French author and philosopher, Albert Camus, considered “Absurd.” Camus believed that Absurdism rose from the “wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.” Any hopeful searching for concrete meanings is met with the seemingly discouraging and disheartening realization that there are no true meanings. For many of us, the idea that the world was not made for a preordained purpose, or that any individual effort made toward change, will be forgotten and meaningless in a universe that will continue to be indifferent toward our existence is a despairing notion.

Camus believed The Myth of Sisyphus was the personification of the Absurdist struggle. According to Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was a king who deceived the Gods and was condemned to an eternity of rolling a boulder up a mountain by hand. The twist is that the

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