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Albert Camus on Absurdity

Summary: Existentialist author Albert Camus' novels The Outsider (also known as The Stranger) and The Myth of Sisyphus reflect his philosophy of absurdity. To Camus, the gap between absurdity and clarity can never be filled. The only principle of life by which one should cope with the absurd world is to establish one's own identity through exercising freedom and choices.
From the point of view of Camus, absurd is a synonym for "difficult to know" or "having no definite answer." He believes that the gap between absurdity and clarity can never be filled and people have a longing or an impulse towards immortality. According to Camus, to combat with absurdity, man should recognize absurdity and should not allow himself to get into the habit of living. Camus proposes that man should create his own identity through freedom and choices, and that fidelity of man to revolt, freedom and passion is the sole principle of life by which man should cope with the absurd world.

According to the International Webster's Dictionary, absurdity is referred as the state of being ridiculous, unreasonable and irrational. As far as I am concerned, this definition has covered all about absurdity I have in mind. Absurdity in life to me means uncertainties...

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