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No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there us something stronger, something better, pushing right back. - Albert Camus

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there is life and there is death, and there are beauty and melancholy between. Camus

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“The Don Draper of Existentialism”

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Born 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus studied philosophy, worked in political journalism and wrote fiction and essays. Also active as theatre producer and playwright, he didn't believe in God. Did he go too far? Did he find the truth? Will you?

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This is an example of freedom because the person is free to make their life have whatever meaning they choose to have. The value of life is different for each person but it is all the same in the sense that everyone is free to determine it.

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"Si j’avais à écrire un livre de morale, il aurait cent pages et quatre-vingt-dix-neuf seraient blanches. Sur la dernière, j’écrirais « Je ne connais qu’un seul devoir et c’est celui d’aimer ». Et pour le reste, je dis non. Je dis non de toutes mes forces, car l’amour est le seul vrai sentiment." - Albert Camus

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Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman #achievement. – Albert Camus

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Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. - Albert Camus

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Suicide is referenced in the novel frequently by the main characters as a way to escape their boredom and end their waiting. However, they can never go through with it because they would rather do nothing than make a decision that would impact their lives.

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