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Unformatted text preview: Scott Montgomery H U M 2230 11:30 April 9, 2009 WHY ARE T H ESE EX ISTEN T IAL H E ROES?
1. A Kafkaesque world is the world created by Kafka throughout his wri tings. I t is also described as a choice between conformity and an anguished but genuine freedom. I t refers to his nightmare- like narrations with bizarre situations. I t applies real-life occurrences and situations that are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, or illogical. 2. Camus presents Sisyphus's work as a metaphor for the absurdity of all human action. 3. The man struggles to find his own identity while the world perceives him through stereotyped masks. 4. The original catch-22 according to Heller is (paraphrase). If you are insane, you are excused from flying fur ther combat missions--but if you do not want to fly anymore combat missions you are, by definition, sane. 5. Indeed, everything is permissible if God doesn't exist and as a result man is forlorn, because neither within him nor without does he find anything to cling to. He can't start making excuses for himself. 6. 7. ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course HUM 2230 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08