Existentialism in Albert Camus's Literary Works Analytical Essay by Primo

Existentialism in Albert Camus's Literary Works
A discussion of two of Camus's works with the purpose of learning about Camus's view of life.
# 8321 | 1,510 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2003 in Literature (French) , English (Analysis) , Philosophy (History - 20th Century)


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This paper analyzes the short story "The Guest" and the novel "The Outsider" (also known as "The Stranger") by Albert Camus. It depicts the lead characters of these two works and describes their ways of coping with ethical dilemmas.

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"There is a concern with death and its inevitability in the works of Camus, and The Outsider is one such novel that involves a character faced with an ethical dilemma. The issue of moral responsibility is a difficult one in the universe of the Absurd, since there is no God, no caring or concerned universe, and ultimately no meaning beyond death. For Camus, though, there is a responsibility placed on every individual for making this world more livable, and this is the moral responsibility that man should respond to in life. Camus's characters do not always follow this precept, however, for the absurdity of life overwhelms their moral sense."

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