The Theme Of Existentialism In The Show Rick And Morty

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The Show Rick and Morty has certain themes relating to existentialism known as “Absurdism.” The belief that human beings exist in a meaningful and world with purpose. In this show the creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon explore how the show is a meaningless multi dimensional adventure. Rick is a man of science and has been know to question everything that he comes across. He doesn't see the meaning in things such as the human emotions of love “What people call love is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed” (Rick) or tradition “Well scientifically traditions are a idiots thing” (Rick). Rick's friendship with his grandson, Morty is at least told by the show a way for Rick to disguise his brain waves from the federation. The episode “The RickShank Redemption” (S3 ep.1), we can also see that: the arbitrary nature of our social systems, “wait who’s paying me to yell at this guy?” (Gromflomite #1) “I can answer that for money.” (Gromflomite #2) Mocking sentimentality, “we have infinite number of grandchildren, you're using Disney bucks at Caesars Palace.” (Rick c-137) and the hopelessness of how it sounds to say it, “well when you don't know what you do for a job you can make your own decisions.” (Jerry Smith) That we exist and participate in a world that has no clear meaning is a idea both shown the philosophy of Absurdism and Existentialism; “a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and

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