live in revolt - fun reading
by ninthchord on August 21, 2010Camus says suicide is a choice made by those who have found life to be absurd. To Camus, the Absurd is the only thing one can mark as undeniably true; and since it is true, it must be perpetuated. One must live in revolt with the Absurd and without hope. Revolt increases awareness of the experience. On the other hand, suicide is a form of acceptance and only ends the experience with the Absurd. He compares this struggle to Sisyphus's punishment: doomed to push a rock up a hill to eternity. Sisyphus lives without hope but finds gratification in his task each time he returns to fetch the rolling rock.
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