Essay Albert Camus and The Absurd
After graduating from University, Albert Camus further developed his theory of the absurd when he discovered the innate irrationality of life. He completed his university studies in 1936, and became active in politics. In 1935, he joined the French Communist Party in order to fight inequalities between Europeans and natives in Algeria. A year later, he joined the Algerian Communist Party, formed to promote the independence of Algeria. However, because of the political climate at the time, the French Communist Party decided to work against the Algerians, and thus alienated Camus. He, along with many others who shared his beliefs, left the party. In order to save face, the party thereafter expelled him. This seeming betrayal caused Camus to criticize the prejudice of society, and he began to realize that many of the ideas that formed civilization were irrational. This is the time when he first thinks of the concept of the "Absurd", the gap between the meaning that humans search for and the meaninglessness of life.
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