Existentialism In Albert Camus 'The Plague'

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1.4. Existentialism The mind of the individual does not suffice to any limits of agreed upon knowledge and never stops of plunging into the unknowing to gratify its boundless appetite to know more about its position in the society, therefore; the human mind is preoccupied with questions on many basic matters of existence. Then as the social schools of thoughts started to emerge in higher levels of arguments and understanding, multiple basic questions began to arise in different contexts. In such constant process of search, many schools of thought have been initiated to express their tents about the way and to give meaning to man’s behavior of like Realism, Naturalism, Materialism, Expressionism…show more content…
In The Stranger, he deals with the struggle innocence and guilt and the conflict between good and evil, of. Camus observed that to give meaning to one’s life is to strive to be true to oneself and. Thus, Eliot blamed the hollow men for not finding the essence; rather they were shapeless, powerless and…show more content…
The protagonist of The Stranger Meursault shot down an Arab impulsively and is sentenced to death. The novel depicts protagonist’s reflections on the futility of his life after that act as he surrenders to his fate, on the other hand, one can feel how Thomas Becket in Murder in the Cathedral has surrendered to the will of God that he finds himself associated with, Becket has also resigned the futile past of the earthly and mundane ways of life for the sake of being saint. Camus’s existential discourse of The Myth of Sisyphus again treats entirely with the futility of existence. He alluded to the Greek legend of Sisyphus to express his ideas about absurdity. Awareness of the meaninglessness life can lead to uprising and journey of finding one’s true

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