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SURNAME Name Professor Institution Course Date The Myth of Sisyphus Summary In The Myth of Sisyphus , Albert Camus enlightens on the myth in a modernist way. Camus allegorically presents Sisyphus as the representation of humankind and his task as the symbol of absurd human existence. The absurd is the contradiction between what people want from the universe and what they find. Camus asserts that if man unceasingly pursues happiness and does not find it, depression takes over the heart and life becomes unbearable. Camus is interested in pursuing an alternative: that man can accept and live in a world without purpose or meaning. Camus is majorly concerned on what leads to suicide. The author claims that "beginning to think is starting to be undetermined….the worm is in man's mind." (Camus 21) When humans begin to reason, they open up the possibility that all they valued earlier may be challenged. This perspective of life originates from deep within, and this is where its origin must be pursued.
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