Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Existentialist Hues

"A world that can be explained by reasoning, however faulty, is the familiar world. But in a universe, that is suddenly deprived of illusions and of light, man feels a Stranger...It is this divorce between man and his life, actor and it's setting that truly constitutes the theme of absurdity." -Camus.

By misleading life to believe that we want to live, we at times cause life to leave, insisting upon ourselves a rejection caused by life (Like Meursault did). Katherine Mansfeild's twilight vision "The Sea is Stormy, Everything is at the Sea", ...a storm that tumults and is a turbulent life force, leading to the self realisation ...we are all strangers to ourselves; as Kafka observes "Life remains an empty interrogated chamber". True revolt against absurdity? No, not in death but continuing to live, pushing it to the extreme :Man's true DEATH.

Yet Camus believed that We all want to live and be happy but life offers us none of that chance. Period.

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