This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Søren Kierkegaard - This existentialist philosopher believes in the 'leap of faith', but Camus believes that, through the addition of religious hope, the philosopher has betrayed his earlier position. This makes his philosophy illegitimate.
Franz Kafka - This early twentieth century writer created ambiguous stories in which characters behaved naturally in what were essentially absurd, surreal situations.
Fyodor Dostoievsky - This nineteenth century Russian writer inquires into the meaning of life. He is a legitimately absurd writer, even though he abandons absurd principles he had formerly embraced and, ultimately, concludes...
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