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Title: Absurdism And Authenticity Philosophy Of Existence As Reflected In The S Tranger And I Stand Alone
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Sharma
Kalkidan Wondimu
Keywords: philosophy in Albert Camus's
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This thesis studies the embedment of Absurdism and Authenticity philosophy in Albert Camus's The Outsider and Berhanou Dinke's I Stand Alone, respectively. It argues that each of the protagonists of the literary works experiences and corresponds to the twentieth century philosophical thoughts espoused in the present study. The works are analyzed with philosophícal foundations consisting of Camus's Absurd worldview and authentic thoughts advocated by Sartre, Heidegger andpother philosophers that made this area ofphílosophy their concern. Thus, through the analyses of the protagonists in the selected texts, the study discloses how these characters make a choice for their existence. lt is brought to light how the characteristics of the absurd man, living a life of indifference, living in the present moment and rebelling against the conventions of society, make Meursault a absurd. Whereas Berhanou whose alienation stems from his political díscontentment such as unjust and oppressive rules of the system he serves and represents as a diplomat trigger the protest and consequently his authenthic experience as an exile is analyzed. .
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