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Camus' "The Guest"
An analysis of Albert Camus' story "The Guest" from the perspective of the philosophies of Sartre, Nietzsche and Marx.
# 125419 | 750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (French) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper discusses Camus' short story "The Guest" in light of Sartre's existentialism, Nietzsche's nihilism, and Karl Marx's philosophy, Marxism.

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"Albert Camus' "The Guest" embodies the existentialism that prevails among the author's works. French existentialism was a philosophy promoted by Jean-Paul Sartre and that Camus found was widely misunderstood as a philosophy of hopelessness. (Wyatt) Sartre defined existentialism as a humanism suggesting that if God does not exist, there is at least one being whose existence comes before its essence, man. He asserted that; "If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will...""

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