The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Essay | How We Are Similar To Albert Camus' Sisyphus

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How We Are Similar To Albert Camus' Sisyphus

Summary: People in the real world are much like the hero in Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus. We all bear the burden of facing our failures, realizing the ridulousness of our plight, and yet continuing forward in our attempts for success.
"Where would his torture be, indeed, if at every step the hope of succeeding upheld him? The workman of today works everyday in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is no less absurd." I believe that this quote from "The Myth of Sisyphus" best describes the relationship between Sisyphus and mankind. Like Sisyphus we bare a burden, it involves going through life conscious of the failures ahead, struggling to make it to the top of the mountain, and realizing the ludicrousness of our plight.

Camus writes, "If this myth is tragic, that is because its hero is conscious." This could be said about mankind. One part of our burden is the tragedy of knowing the failures to come. If Sisyphus was a mindless figure rolling a rock up an endless mountain there would be no tragedy to the story...

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