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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Katherine R.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-17T15:10:22Z
dc.date.available2022-05-17T15:10:22Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/7173
dc.description.abstractIn order to complete my present study, I will first provide a general background that encompasses the psychological and philosophical concepts that I plan to work with, outlining definitions and laying down rough descriptions of important concepts. I will then move towards an exanimation of Franz Kafka's literature, focusing mainly on The Trial and the tenets of absurdism present within the novel. Demonstrating a slightly altered concept of unknowability and illogic, I will discuss the play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, carefully unpacking the absurdities of Estragon and Vladimir. Third, I will analyze the visual rhetoric inherent in the works of artist Alfred Kubin, attempting to understand the images and themes present in his nightmarish pieces. I will conclude by returning to a discussion of meaning and absurdist philosophy, incorporating these elements into the three figures that I have named and analyzed, and working to understand with a bit more depth humanity's unending search for meaning.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectKafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectBeckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectAbsurdityen_US
dc.subjectKubin, Alfred, 1877-1959en_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Literature
dc.title"One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy": Kafka, Camus, and enduring absurditiesen_US
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2022-05-17T15:10:22Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreelevelMAen_US


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