Essays Tagged: "The Myth of Sisyphus"

The Myth of Sisyphus

In "The Myth of Sisyphus", Albert Camus illustrates that life has no ultimate meaning, but humans on ear ... Camus illustrates that life has no ultimate meaning, but humans on earth can still be happy though they accomplish nothing. The idea is illustrated by the tale of an absurd hero, Sisyphus's punishmen ... of an absurd hero, Sisyphus's punishment of rolling rock constantly and eternally is connected with the goals of all humans in their lives. By contacting this mythical tale and the real world, Camus e ...

(2 pages) 127 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Existentialism and Theatre.

Existentialism and TheatreExistentialism is a concept that became popular during thesecond World War in France, and jus ... e popular during thesecond World War in France, and just after it. French playrights haveoften used the stage to express their views, and these views came tosurface even during a Nazi occupation. Bern ... hese views came tosurface even during a Nazi occupation. Bernard Shaw got his play"Saint Joan" past the German censors because it appeared to be veryAnti-British. French audiences however immediately ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyaphus

Many wise men have posed the question, "Why is it that people do not like to be alone?" Well, the answer to that question lie ... n lies in the words of two exceptional writers: Albert Camus, and Ernest Hemingway. In Hemingway's, The Sun also Rises, and in Camus', The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus, these authors explore soli ... nd the impact it has on people's lives and on happiness in general. It is suggested in all three of these works that happiness is most present in those few moments when people are alone with themselve ...

(4 pages) 31 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Existentialism and Existentialism in plays

Existentialism is a concept that became popular during the secondWorld War in France, and just after it. French playwrights have often usedthe stage to exp ... France, and just after it. French playwrights have often usedthe stage to express their views, and these views came to surface evenduring a Nazi occupation. Bernard Shaw got his play "Saint Joan" pas ... censors because it appeared to be very Anti-British. Frenchaudiences however immediately understood the real meaning of the play, andreplaced the British with the Germans. Those sorts of "hidden meani ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Human Experience is the Only Thing That is Real

unable to agree on metaphysical questions, and takes that as a reason to doubt metaphysics all together. His position seems to be profoundly un-philosophical and his interest is purely in how to live ... foundly un-philosophical and his interest is purely in how to live. The primary matter here is that there are no clean-cut answers to any questions, so is it even possible to live with certainty. From ...

(5 pages) 52 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Camus and the Absurd": Essay explores the existentialist reasonings of Albert Camus and discusses his view of the self in comparison to other existentalist thinkers.

The late Albert Camus was not the only man to write about the absurd. Many other existentialist phil ... any other existentialist philosophers such as Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche have their own views on what the absurd is, and more importantly how to deal with it. But what is the abs ... urd is, and more importantly how to deal with it. But what is the absurd anyway?According to Camus, the absurd is realizing the fact that we will not be able to find the meaning of life which we seek. ...

(4 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"The Guest' by Albert Camus

story author of Algerian descent. Camus purpose in his writing is to write about what he has seen. "The Guest" can be analyzed in regard to three important literary elements which setting, characteriz ... , and his experiences. He's parents were "semi-proletarian" (Wikipedia pg.1). He moved to France at the age of 25. Cambus had joined the resistance movement during the occupation, after the liberation ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A comparison between "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

"The Myth of Sisyphus" and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" present the criticism of society ... f Ivan Denisovich" present the criticism of society by using a writing style called existentialism. The Myth of Sisyphus and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich show existentialism in different way ... ism is a 20th century philosophical movement, based on personal responsibility for acts, absence in the judgment of right and wrong, and individual freedom of choice. There will be numerous accounts o ...

(4 pages) 18 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Existentialism

want to be remembered as that guy who was just like everyone else. I want to be looked back upon as the guy who was original, who made up his own consequences in life, and who didn't let others make t ... l now I didn't realize how much I want existentialism to be in my life but this book and discussing these different themes made me think about it a lot more. One of the major themes that I part ...

(3 pages) 351 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Between The Stranger And Myth Of Sisyphus

Getting used to punishment The book, The Stranger, was written by Albert Camus and was based on the Myth of Sisyphus, and thus ... of Sisyphus, and thus these two books share many similarities and also contain many differences. In the Myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus was eternally condemned by the gods to push a rock up a hill, only to ... gain. Meursault however, is a person who is accused of murder, sent to jail for over a year, and is then executed. What both these characters have come to realize is that they are forced to live in th ...

(4 pages) 7427 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Albert Camus

Laureate who wrote many essays, articles, novels, and plays on his philosophies of existentialism, the absurd and the morality of man. His most well known works include the novel The Stranger, the es ... man. His most well known works include the novel The Stranger, the essay The Myth of Sisyphus, and the novel The Fall. Through these works he gained much acclaim, as well as much criticism. The child ...

(10 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Myths of Meaning

To some the word myth means lie. It's a myth. To others like Jung and Joseph Campbell the word myth means a ... h. To others like Jung and Joseph Campbell the word myth means a collective and universal truth.The myth of diogenes is a story of a real Greek philosopher named Diogenes from Sinope on the Black ... in extreme poverty and asceticism and taugh that man should live by satisfying his natural needs in the easiest practical way, ignoring conventions. He is known as one of the most negative philosphers ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Dismissal Of Absolutes

The dismissal of absolutes by Camus in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus as an escape from the absurd s ... syphus as an escape from the absurd shows that Camus' commitment to life with joy and passion is another form of escape from the absurd. By embracing religion the cold irrationality of our society may ... ng religion the cold irrationality of our society may be ignored. Science attempts to make sense of the world but the true irrationality of the universe lies within the human mind. A commitment to any ...

(3 pages) 355 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Dismissal Of Absolutes

The dismissal of absolutes by Camus in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus as an escape from the absurd s ... syphus as an escape from the absurd shows that Camus' commitment to life with joy and passion is another form of escape from the absurd. By embracing religion the cold irrationality of our society may ... ng religion the cold irrationality of our society may be ignored. Science attempts to make sense of the world but the true irrationality of the universe lies within the human mind. A commitment to any ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Existentialism: A Way to Achieve HappinessAfter stealing the gods secrets and escaping death, Sisyphus was sent to the underworld. His punishment was to cont ... aping death, Sisyphus was sent to the underworld. His punishment was to continuously roll a rock to the top of a mountain then allow the rock to roll back down from its own weight. Camus, the author o ... weight. Camus, the author of The Stranger, views Sisyphus' punishment differently than most would; the endless labor, if viewed existentially, can bring Sisyphus happiness. Existentialism is living i ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Meaning of life essay

�PAGE � Meaning of Life EssayWhat is the meaning of life? Many agree that the answer depends on the person asking the question. When Albe ... he person asking the question. When Albert Camus and Richard Taylor decide to answer this question, they must take an in-depth look into the real and mythological worlds to arrive at a concise answer ... hat has baffled so many. Both have similar views with subtle differences - however Taylor's view is the more accurate of the two.When looking into the biological world, Taylor clearly describes how mu ...

(7 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy