Myth of Sisyphus-5a week - Myth of Sisyphus -Comes from old...

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Myth of Sisyphus -Comes from old Greek tale. -Camus writes about Homer’s myth of Sisyphus -Draws analogy of life between Sisyphus, who was condemned by gods, and the life that we live -Absurd circumstance but one that is concomitant with happiness. -Also that the conditions of happiness have something to do with how we stomach absurdity. -There is an inverse relationship between happiness and the meaningfulness of our lives. Sisyphus: Has to roll a rock up the hill -You can only get so high, until it gets too heavy and roles back down…you then must roll it back up again. -Idea: A person who is not a god and does not take the gods seriously- Sisyphus He thinks that those with a lot of power are not good …he knew about the faults of the gods and was willing to tell the gods on them. Camus: “one sees the face screwed up, the cheek tight against the stone, the shoulder bracing the claycovered mass, the foot wedging it, the fresh start with arms outstretched, the wholly human security of two earth-clotted hands. At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved. Then Sisyphus watches the stone rush down in a few moments toward the lower world whence he will have to push it up again toward the summit. He goes back
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