Camus Character Analysis

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The characters of the literary work added flavor and color to the story. Camus, the main character of the story was once houseboy for a German landlord then became a street sweeper after an appointment by a town councilor. The name Camus which came from the mythical name Sisyphus which gives the idea of pushing one’s strength to top for a high social acknowledgment (from an existentialist writer), his character shows a man who is not blessed with wealth but is driven, determined and smart as stated by his German landlord “aspire to go to Manila to study,…because he would then cultivate further the inclination and aptitude”. This is a dynamic character, Camus’ life changed as he goes higher in the society. He boasts of his German friend, he …show more content…
This character is very common nowadays, even before. With all the money they have, all they can eat from breakfast until dinner is a dried fish and rice (corn) just to save money, they love money that much. The author presented this character as someone who has not realized the beauty of life and happiness. Another major character is Camus’ German landlord who “told Camus that his punishments were for his own good because he must learn to shed his indolent and clumsy ways if he ever hoped to amount to anything.” This character is like the wisdom giver of Camus, the one he always boasts with his friends. He is a father like figure who throws painful words that matters most but still gives you what you need. The author made this character the light of Camus to not be completely blinded by power. The lessons he taught him became Camus’ guide as he continues his life. These main characters of the story show the reasons why Camus and Meding worked so hard. Camus seeing the wealthy life of his German landlord and Meding the luxurious life of the town mayor’s family, it inspired and pushed them to be somebody in the society as …show more content…
Therefor as its theme suggests, people should live each day with happiness and appreciation, people should learn to value each day and learn to see the simplicity and the joy the world has to offer behind all the standards in the society. As the characters show, people should never be blinded by just one focus. One must learn to reflect and try to look back to be able to see more of the world. Lastly, realizations and reflections should not take place on the later part, each day; one should reflect on oneself and try to see if one is happy with what he or she is doing. With this, the critic says the society has its own standards; people must work hard to be able to live and suffice the needs, but if working hard brings out changes that ruin one self, one must try to widen his or her vision to see more clearly what caused such thing to happen. Happiness is a choice, choosing to enjoy each day of your life amidst busy schedules and hard working days is a choice you have to make

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