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    Absurdism is a philosophical belief that a human’s life is purposeless because the world is irrational, and the search for the meaning of life would only result in personal chaos. In Albert Camus’s The Stranger, absurdism seems to be the central motif of the novel because it is shown through the symbolism of the heat and the sun and through Meursault’s inability to expressed emotions . The audience finds Meursault acting indifferently towards his mom’s death, being an accomplice to domestic abuse by writing a letter to Raymond’s mistress, agreeing to Marie’s marriage proposal nonchalantly, and murdering a man because of the heat and the sun. All of which exemplifies his lack of concern towards the social norms. Not only is Meursault “the stranger”…

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    The theatre of the absurd is a word coined by the Hungarian critic Martin Esslin to describe the works written during 1950’s and 1960’s.The word ‘absurd’ was first used by French philosopher Albert Camus in his work The Myth Of Sisyphus in which represents the existence of humans as meaningless. Also, Camus believed that since human beings cannot provide a rational explanation for the existence of the universe, hence it can be seen as meaningless, shallow and absurd. Martin Esslin described the…

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    his novel “The Stranger”, Albert Camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd. The reason of this essay is to analyze absurdism and its relevance to the Stranger. The novel is a first-individual record of the life of M. Meursault from the season of his mom's passing up to a period obviously just before his execution for the homicide of an Arab. The focal subject is that the essentialness of human life is seen just in light of mortality, or the reality of death; and in demonstrating…

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    Absurd Feminism Despite not being a playwright of the absurd, several elements of absurdism are seen in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. This is seen throughout the play in things like the ambiguous ending and the general ambivalence to violence shown by Angie. The most prominent example of the absurd in this play is in the dinner scene between the historical figures at the beginning, which seems to follow most of the rules of the absurd and its tropes, however this is not the central focus of…

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    Go Fight Win Absurdism

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    Albert Camus, a famous French philosopher, journalist, and author of renowned novel “The Myth of Sisyphus,” is widely known for emphasizing that the philosophy of absurdity should be embraced rather than frowned upon. In literature, absurdity attempts to get a glimpse into elements of the world that do not make sense. It portrays how humans experience isolation and alienation as a result of their strange behaviors and actions. It has a lack of realism, consistency, and logic, but is still able…

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    Works in Translation: The Stranger The Use and Development of Absurdism in “The Stranger” by Albert Camus Absurdism plays an important role in the novel, The Stranger, because it allows the author to relate to humanity in an ironic and freakish way Meursault takes death so lightly. The central theme is that the significance of human life is understood only in light of mortality, or the inevitability of death; and in showing how Meursault 's consciousness changes through the course of…

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    Albert Camus once stated that a novel “is never anything but a philosophy expressed in images” (Kellman). In his works, such as The Stranger, he envelops the ideal of absurdism, which the Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary & Cultural Criticism states that, drawn upon from The Myth of Sisyphus, includes the idea that “in a world without God, human life and human suffering have no intrinsic meaning.” The philosophy stemmed from and closely resembles existentialism, which sees the predicament…

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    Meursault Absurdism

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    displays that truth is futile in the face of prejudice and ignorance in order to illustrate that everyone is a victim to absurdism. Meursault’s true feeling of emotional indifference towards his mother's…

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    Absurdism is the philosophical idea of humanity tries to find the absolute meaning of anything such as the existence of human. The Woman in the Dunes is written by Kobo Abe, a Japanese writer who is uniquely in his writing includes dreadful expedition of individual people in the society. The book is taking place in the 1960s. In the twentieth century, it was a time period prevailed absurdism ideology. In this book, absurdism appears when Niki and other characters lose their identities in the…

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    often find themselves thinking about what the purpose of life is. Repeatedly people occupy themselves with finding their true purpose, but even when they find their purpose they find themselves wanting more. Some believe that believing in a higher power may help seal the void, however, many philosophers argue that people can only achieve happiness if they accept that life has no true purpose. One philosophical system that is studied by many philosophers if called existentialism. Existentialism…

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