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Albert Camus is a very hard man to figure out He puts very complex thoughts and emotions into his writings and you have to draw them out strategically His thoughts of how everyday people live and think are genuine and you can see that in his writing I am basing all my knowledge here on Camus book The Stranger and his essay The Myth of SisyphusCamus said in his essay on Sisyphus Sisyphus is an absurd hero Camus talks of how Sisyphus a man punished to continually roll a rock up a mountain only to watch it come tumbling back down is a perfect example of an absurd hero He says that he is the absurd hero as much through his passions as through his torture His scorn of the gods his hatred of death and his passion for life won him that unspeakable penalty in which the whole being is exerted toward accomplishing nothing This is saying that through Sisyphus recognition of his fate and his consciousness in knowing his own misery he is able to overcome this fate and even find a little hope This is why Camus states in his essay One must imagine Sisyphus happy Most people around the world have different definitions for a hero To Albert Camus I believe a hero is a person who does well in mind and can overcome fate I believe that Camus thought a hero to be a good person who is strong in faith and spirit Im sure he thought that a hero could outwit others and have knowledge on how people act I even believe that Camus saw heroes to have a lot of the feelings as his character Meursault in The Stranger I have the same feelings that a hero is one whom can do amazing things without letting emotions get in the way The hero part of absurd hero is not as important as the absurd part Albert Camus
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