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Humanity has always been intrigued with death and questioning the morality of deaths Philosopher Albert Camus is famous for his work with the suicide aspect of death Suicide is a part of society that many people would like to overlook because it is an uncomfortable subject to describe Through his works Albert Camus took on philosophies of death looking suicide in the eye Philosopher Albert Camus was born on November 7 1913 in Mondovi Algeria A year later in 1914 his father died during a World War I battle leaving his nearly deaf mother to take care of two sons This poverty struck hardship remains constant throughout Camus life influencing his literature In 1940 during wartime Camus worked in Paris as a reporter for Paris-Soir It was at this time where he began writing three manuscripts that he called The Absurds These three writings are considered Camus best philosophical works It includes The Stranger The Myth of Sisyphus and Caligula The Myth of Sisyphus is a well-crafted short story with Camus dissecting and refining the short story for five years The first sentence shows the crafted content of each sentence There is only one serious philosophical problem and that is suicide Camus The Myth of Sisyphus In the short story Sisyphus defies the gods by loving life too much The gods find the perfect torture for Sisyphus by condemning him to push a heavy rock up at mountain However as Sisyphus hopes for success the rock will always roll back into its initial state But Sisyphus doesnt let this hopelessness empower him He discards any illusion that he will complete the task By doing so he becomes a hero because he instills the ability of enduring punishment It is this constant struggle up the mountain that entitles Sisyphus to become a hero Camus reminds us of our absurd freedom and the choices we make in life especially when facing death Akeroyd The Spiritual Quest
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