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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Artist and His Time Summary

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The Artist and His Time Summary and Analysis

In this interview, Camus explains the role of the artist in the modern role. The artist's role is not primarily to be a "witness" against modern forms of oppression or injustice. Rather, the artists role is the same as always: to create. However, the artist, as a man, has an obligation to give voices to those who are the victims of this oppression and justice and, as a result, to reflect that in his art. It is not necessary to do this in the form of direct essays which call for this or that specific political change. Rather, it is better to serve this cause through simply portraying individual lives in the clearest light possible. In this way, the artist strikes a balance between calling for social change and remaining faithful to his vocation of being, first...

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