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Creating Art is Meaningful

“Man’s search for meaning” and “The Myth of Sisyphus” are respectively written by Viktor Frankl and Albert Camus. They both try to find something invisible in the daily life. Then two theories had developed. They both agree that human beings should have free will choice. Furthermore, when people face the condition that is not beneficial, they should have the positive attitude to eliminate it. And at the same time, these two theorists believe that creating Art is meaningful / valuable. They both assert...

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existentialism

quote. Existentialism is the philosophy and cultural movement that holds the starting point of philosophy. Thinking must be the individual and experiences of the individual. The quote that Stephen crane wrote, talks about how just because he exist the universe isn’t going to change just because you only exist. Your te one that has to give your life meaning. The philosophy of existentialism does not have a specific school or books. But it is a way of living your life as you want but still knowing...

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Hardy as a Pessimist

that Hardy resented being called a pessimist is no reason why he should not be thus described. Hardy was the painter of darker side of life as it was no wonder if people charged him of “pessimist”. The opinion is both right and wrong in this context. Infact, there are some factors that compels us to believe him a pessimist. He was hypersensitive; his own life was tragic and gloomy. For a speculative soul, this world is a thorny field. The gloomy effect of his age plays an important role in his...

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Changes in the concept of hero and saint

Saint The symbolic ideas of 'the Hero' and 'the Saint' are at the very root of the human experience, and they have been represented -- in different manners from different perspectives -- throughout our history in art, religion, literature, and philosophy. These representations have varied widely depending on the changes in thought that have inevitably taken place throughout the five-thousand years of human history in large part because of cultural shifts triggered by the Romanticism promoted by...

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Existentialism and The Plague

Existentialism, life is not satisfying yet has meaning. The singular purpose of life is to drive forward into the infinite macrocosm of the universe, searching for one’s own particular meaning of life. Additionally, Existentialists propose that there is no god; there is no big man in the sky creating destinies for the humble earthly beings below. Thus, random instances of elation, violence, and tragedy do not hold a greater significance with a supposed higher power or with the universe itself. Life is an experience...

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Cat's Cradle and Good Country People: Existentialism and Nihilism

show how a character is corrupted and changed from an existentialist to a nihilist. The existentialist ends up losing their faith in life, and is left believing in nothing. They then turn to being nihilist after having the only thing they believed destroyed. In both stories the author uses both existentialist which is corrupted by nihilist. Existentialism is a philosophy centered on individual existence and personal responsibility for acts of free will in the absence of certain knowledge of what is...

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The Flies

he is given mercy. The reason behind this is that Sartre wants to point out his existentialist philosophy which basically says that the life of a man should be revolved around freedom and being for itself. In a nut shell, he wants to say that human beings should act freely and the life of a person must revolve around himself and the only way one can find meaning in his existence is by seizing his own life. As compared to the original Oresteia where his crimes are forgiven, Orestes’ actions in the...

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Friedrich Nietzsche

being concerned with gaining truth and knowledge in the traditional sense of those terms. However, other interpreters of Nietzsche say that in attempting to counteract the predicted rise of nihilism, he was engaged in a positive program to reaffirm life, and so he called for a radical, naturalistic rethinking of the nature of human existence, knowledge and morality. On either interpretation, it is agreed that he suggested a plan for “becoming what one is” through the cultivation of instincts and various...

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Grendel Essay Exam

promise. Time is the mind, the hand that makes (finger on harpstrings, hero-swords, the acts, the eyes of queens). By that I kill you.” (Gardner, 70) In this quote Beowulf says some very meaningful things to Grendel, including messages about life philosophies, In the first line of this passage, Beowulf states, “As you see it it is, while the seeing lasts, dark nightmare history, time as coffin; but where the water was rigid there will be fish, and men will survive on their flesh till spring.” In...

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Essemtialism

century philosophy that is centered upon the analysis of existence and of the way humans find themselves existing in the world. The notion is that humans exist first and then each individual spends a lifetime changing their essence or nature.  In simpler terms, existentialism is a philosophy concerned with finding self and the meaning of life through free will, choice, and personal responsibility. The belief is that people are searching to find out who and what they are throughout life as they make...

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