The Problem Of Absurdity In The Myth Of Sisyphus

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Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria. He was the second son of Catherine Marie Cardona, a house-keeper and factory worker, and Lucien Auguste Camus, a military veteran. But, however, after the WWI in which Camus is only a less than a year old, his father suffered and died at the first battle of the Marne. Then after his father’s death, he, his brother and their mother moved and lived to his maternal uncle and grandmother in Algiers.
At the local Ecole Communale Camus did take his elementary schooling. His lively intelligence was recognized and nurtured here, until he was awarded a scholarship to attend high school at the Grand Lycee; where he encountered the native community of Moslems in which he discovered his idea
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In his The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus mostly asserts his arguments that challenge the claims about knowledge and meaning of life. However, it is in this essay that the problem of Absurdity and its consequences is being tackled. He also provides possible responses that directly and indirectly confronts the Absurdity. Thus, the Absurdity here is being taken as a starting-point rather than a conclusion ; and because of this, he asserts most of his claim about the notion and nature of Absurdity and focuses most on its consequences and …show more content…
For Albert Camus, Absurdity is the relationship between human being and the world. According to him the human beings desire to have unity and clarity with the world, whereas the world itself is silent to it and unreasonable. So Absurdity is being constituted by two elements: human’s desire for unity and clarity with the world in which, on the other hand, is unreasonable and silent. Thus the Absurd is neither in the humans themselves nor in the world itself, but rather the confrontation of these two elements and the conflict between that builds their relationship.
However, the question is: Is there really an Absurdity? When do the humans feel or have sensitivity of the world’s silence and thus have the sense and experience of the Absurd? In order for Camus to answer these questions, he proposes a way in describing a particular feeling which, according to him, is unknowable in the intellect of human being because it is irrational.
Camus on Describing

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