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The Myth of Sisyphus

In addition to the comments my colleague has made, I would like to add a couple of rhetorical strategies and expound on one of the aforementioned strategies I noted when reading Camus's "The Myth...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2019, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

According to Albert Camus, Sisyphus is both happy and heroic. Sisyphus is fully conscious of the difficulty and the absurdity of his position. He accepts that his situation is hopeless, and in...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020, 3:23 am (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

As is often the case in Greek mythology, there are various versions of the myth of Sisyphus. It is generally agreed that he was punished for offending Zeus, and that one of the reasons for this is...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2020, 11:23 am (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

As Camus sees it, the role of consciousness is absolutely vital to the shaping of Sisyphus's character; in fact, it elevates him to the status of a hero. On the face of it, the character and his...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2014, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The mythical figure of Sisyphus has long been employed as a metaphor for futility. Condemned by the gods to continuously push a large boulder up a steep mountain only to have it roll back down to...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2014, 3:14 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

Throughout John Perry's A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality, we see Gretchen Weirob, though physically weak, as a force to be reckoned with intellectually. She creates a mentally...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 4:51 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

In his preface, Camus states that he wrote "The Myth of Sisyphus" in order to resolve the idea of suicide. Even in a seemingly meaningless world, Camus insists that suicide is not "legitimate"; in...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2014, 4:06 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

Camus uses the Greek myth of Sisyphus to develop his concerns about man's absurd condition in the universe. We need to understand the word "absurd" as "out of harmony." In Camus' thought, man is...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2012, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

Philosopher and author Albert Camus saw Sisyphus as a great absurd hero who loved life, hated death, and scorned the gods. In his famous essay, "Myth of Sisyphus," Camus says that Sisyphus loved...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2009, 9:44 am (UTC)

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The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus discusses the importance of art and the artist in The Myth of Sisyphus. He locates the artist as a crucial social actor who bears the burden of communicating the importance of survival...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2021, 4:43 am (UTC)

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