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The Myth of Sisyphus

Summary: Analyzes the Myth of Sisyphus. Discusses if Sisyphus was really sentenced to a life of misery or if he was happy. Explores themes of joy and sorrow.
In the Myth of Sisyphus, we learn that disobedience to the Gods can bring about serious consequences. In Sisyphus' case, his punishment would see him spending the rest of his days pushing an enormous rock up a mountain, only to watch it roll back down once it almost reached the summit. The Gods believed there was no worse punishment they could inflict upon a man than that of "futile and hopeless labor." Sisyphus proved them wrong. In facing his "rock" everyday and making the dreadful climb to the top, Sisyphus conquered his burden. We, like Sisyphus, have our own "rocks" to push to the tops of our mountains. The "rock" that mankind has to bear, is that to succeed in life, he must rise, face and conquer his own "rock" every day. Our burdens are different, but the joy that comes from conquering our burdens binds...

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