Analysis Of Marcel Proust's 'In Search Of Lost Time'

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"There is but only one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy" (Camus 1). This pale phrase prescribes to humanity 's countless efforts to unearth depression 's panacea; purpose. Without a clear meaning to live, those lost stare as the skeletal hand ticks towards demise, awaiting their final hour as the pendulum scythes back and forth. The title of the literary biography "In Search of Lost Time" dramatically illustrates Marcel Proust 's own motivation for meaning; A urgent yearning to stop wasting hours, days, or years, and start celebrating every second of existence. Marcel 's search of time lost drives him to three avenues that potentially have the answers he seeks. …show more content…
Somewhere else, interesting and attractive people are lavishing in life 's cornucopia, whereas those on the other side of the white picket fence starve. By joining the tribe of the elite, filled with wealthy entrepreneurs, charismatic actresses, and innovative minds of technology, Marcel believes he can finally finish the rat race. The second stop in Marcel 's journey is love. People in romantic relationships seem so content. To find someone, who will, in essence, complete one 's jigsaw keeps the romantic puzzled for many sunsets. Lastly, the pilgrimage ends at art, as Marcel observes how great artists view the world. "In Search of Lost Time" is an elegant canvas of Marcel 's recollections, inviting the reader to explore his monumental gallery as Marcel paints the meaning of

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