International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

The facets of existentialism and the concept of absurd theatre in Albert Camus’ the outsider


Dr. Bhagvanhai H Chaudhari

Albert Camus, was a great novelist essayist and playwright of France. Camus philosophy of existence seems to govern the action of his novel entirely. The Existentialism is viewed as a revolt against traditions and conventions against all that hampers the liberty of human being. It emphasizes upon mans alienation, suffering, helplessness, freedom and absurdity of human existence. The existentialists consider human life as absurd. In literature, the theory of existentialism lays emphasis on mans responsibility for forming his own nature along with his personal decisions, personal freedom and personal goals. The philosophy of existentialism is clearly evident in Camus character-sketch of Meursault.
In The Myth of Sisyphus Camus elucidates the concept of the absurd. The meaninglessness of the existence of Human beings, the crisis and cruelty of Human Beings, the dissimilation of human society etc. are the themes of the theatre of the absurd. Absurd specifies mans failure or the failure of traditional values. Camus shows the dilemma of Meursaults life. The facets of existentialism and the idea of absurdity are vividly manifested in Camus novel The Outsider at numerous stages.
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Dr. Bhagvanhai H Chaudhari. The facets of existentialism and the concept of absurd theatre in Albert Camus’ the outsider. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 308-310
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