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  • Albert Camus
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    Albert Camus Philosophy p. 5 October 29, 1996 Born on November 7, 1913 in Mando ui, Algeria, Albert Camus earned a worldwide reputation as a novelist and essayist and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. Though his writings, and in some measure against his will, he became the leading moral voice of his generation during the 1950's. Camus died at the height of his fame, in an automobile accident near Sens, France on January 4, 1960. Camus's deepest philosophical interests were in Western p...
  • God Camus
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    Symbolism in Camus' 'The Plague' For the first essay for Integrative Studies 300 I would like to write on the Camus work, The Plague. Since Albert Camus has a philosophical view unlike that of many western writers, the book can serve as an excellent reflection on an unpopular view of life, living, and death. Life without a god poses many ironies; Camus attempts to satisfy those ironies. By using many examples of symbolism, Camus conveys his own philosophy ina certain way so that his characters a...
  • Camus Through Tarrou
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    In the mid 1940's, Albert Camus, began to write the novel The Plague. The story has been read over and over again, yet it tells more than it seems to. It tells the story of a town gripped by a deadly disease, and of how the inhabitants thrive to overcome it. Many consider the inhabitants fight against the plague to be an allegory to the German Occupation of France, however, as critic Albert Maquet says, to simplify things The Plague is an allegorical novel. 1 The true meaning of the story, howev...
  • Camus View Of Sisyphus
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    Albert Camus essay, The Myth Of Sisyphus is an insightful analysis of the classic work, The Myth Of Sisyphus. In some regards Camus view of Sisyphus can seem quite accurate and in tune with the original text, but based on Camus interpretation of the justness of Sisyphus punishment, it is clear that the writer has some different ideas as well. Camus concludes that this punishment does not have the effect the Gods had intended, and ultimately the tragic hero must be seen as being happy. This is hi...
  • Rational Orde On The Events Meursault Reports
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    The Stranger is an exploration of Camus's philosophy of the absurd, not a morality tale containing a "lesson" for the reader's moral well-being. Camus's philosophy of the absurd characterizes the world and human existence as having no rational purpose or meaning. Despite the absence of a rational purpose or meaning, human beings demand that there be one. He suggests that human beings are thrust into life that can only end in death. Meursault's personality embodies this philosophy. In keeping wit...
  • French Writer Albert Camus
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    They are inseparable' (from The Myth of Sisyphus) Society is wrong, says French writer Albert Camus. Throughout history people have been taught that adversity yields struggle and anguish, and therefore is a cause of grief which should be avoided. However, in his works Camus uses extremes of human experience– as well as some apparently insignificant experiences– to explore unconventional yet logical emotional responses. Camus was born in the town of Mondavi in Algeria. When his father...
  • Works Camus
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    Albert Camus, (1913-60) Life in Algeria Although born in extreme poverty, Camus attended the lychee and university in Algiers, where he developed an abiding interest in sports and the theater. His university career was cut short by a severe attack of tuberculosis, an illness from which he suffered periodically throughout his life. The themes of poverty, sport, and the horror of human mortality all figure prominently in his volumes of so-called Algerian essays: L'Envers et l'endroit (The Wrong Si...

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