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The Absurd Man Is A Man Like Yours Truly

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Not only this literature reflects back to me with life but it also reflects back to Camus’ philosophy – the absurd. In one’s own view, the absurd man is a man like yours truly. Life is absurd: the knowledge that death is inevitable makes life meaningless. Absurdism is a philosophy stating that the efforts of humanity to find meaning in the universe will ultimately fail because no such meaning exists (at least in relation to humanity). As Camus says in “An Absurd Reasoning” from his essay collection The Myth Of Sisyphus:
“It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm – this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the “why” arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement.”
This description characterizes Sisyphus and myself perfectly. The essay collection explained the philosophy of the absurd, and the piece demonstrated the theory. Absurdity characterizes a world that no longer makes sense to its inhabitants, in which rational decisions are impossible and all action is futile. The futility of all human endeavors characterizes many absurdists’ works. Individuals are powerless to direct their own lives. Characters who choose different paths ultimately experience the same outcomes. This suggests the human effort leads to nothing in the end. Although, this
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