LOGIC OF THE ABSURD: Essay Writing Topics

English_Master February 24, 2016 No Comments
LOGIC OF THE ABSURD Man’s fundamental bewilderment and confusion, stems from the fact that man has no answers to the basic existential questions: why we are alive, why we have to die, why there is injustice and suffering, all this serve as the impetus for such thinking. Man constantly wonders about the truth of life and realizes that the more you expect from it, the more it fails you or may be the more we expect from ourselves the more we find ourselves engaging in a futile battle with the odds. May be the truth is the realization of our limitations and the po­tency of these odds that press you down with their brutal truths…. …. brutal?, can the truth be brutal. However, the truth is the God, ourselves, the destiny that rules us and fash­ions us, oiler a strange decree which we fail to unravel. “What do I know about man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.” -Samuel Beckett Concerning itself with such questions is the genre of literature is the movement called THE THEATRE OF THE ABSURD’. The Theatre of the Absurd (50’s) draws on the existen­tialist writings of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Camus adapted Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed to the stage (1959). Mostly,...
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