Albert Camus And Franz Kafka's Three Themes Of Existentialism

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Existentialism is ubiquitous, it is not just a school thought. Existentialism is a philosophy that enhances the way people envision their own views of reality, the choices humans make, and the results of what they have done. As humanity evolved, various authors dove deep into the pool of literature and composed various novels that opened the eyes of various readers and taught them that their is more to life than what they already know. Existentialism had themes that shattered the glass of readers who thought the world was wonderful and perfect, and opened their eyes to how people are alienated by appearance or actions, witnessed how a certain problem clouded the main character’s mind with fear and anxiety, and the free will of making a choice that could help or harm more than just the main character. Albert Camus and Franz Kafka wrote novels that describe those three themes of existentialism and how they impact the characters they wrote in their stories. Camus’s introduced a man named Meursault whose own thoughts and opinions isolated him from the norm of society, his lack of fear or anxiety towards his actions resulted in his own demise, and showed that when a man commits actions, choosing whether or not to accept responsibility could lead to more problems depending on the choices made. Kafka turned a man named Gregor into a bug. This unexpected action forced not only Gregor into isolation, but those protecting him, the worry about the future harmed both sides of the
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