Mysterious World Gia Sheppard

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." Umberto Eco

Key words

Truth: The quality or state of being true.

Enigma: A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand

Good: That which is morally right; righteousness.

Time: The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.

Humans are born curious when they want to know something they will find a way to uncover what they want. A lot of the time seek simple things such as the truth.

We seek a lot of things one of them which is to belong, but how do we find the truth in a corrupt world?

When children are rejected by their family it makes them seem as they don’t belong and they don’t forget that feeling to them it is what the real world is like. They grow curious as to if this is what the world has in store for them.

"Born and brought up in such a world, what did we believe in? Nothing."

We as human seek to be bigger than ourselves and during that time journey we find emptiness a feeling of nothing like nothing matters anymore or just that we are just here to take up space.

Camus believes that life has no real meaning to it. He ignored and opposed systematic philosophy, had little faith in rationalism, asserted rather than argued many of his main ideas, presented others in metaphors, was preoccupied with immediate and personal experience, and brooded over such questions as the meaning of life in the face of death.

"Meursault, the killer who cares about practically nothing”

Camus is saying that Meursault's character doesn't make senses of the world around him. Meursault does not care much at the beginning about his mom's death that in some way she has wronged him and he is still holding a grudge which really affects his views of life now.

"Within the novel’s first sentence, two subtle and seemingly minor translation decisions have the power to change the way we read everything that follows.”
"The reader could have read the first line as if a child was saying it but instead it was read as a cold and distant man speaking about his mother."

Meursault is a person who does things the way that he wants. He does not care about how he gets there or when just as long as he gets there. It seems that his life is just there for show like he doesn't really have a big plan like most people. He just keeps digging and digging and not finding what he wants to find so instead of giving up he keeps going.

While some may think that the world is harmless there are some people who believe that the world and its power is what makes people evil.

Some people say that by humans being curious creatures we are not hurting the earth but simply getting to know the truth of it.

The way humans should think of the earth is something so precious that might look beautiful on the outside but when digging deeper could show the ugly truth it’s something we won’t know until time tells.


Created with images by qimono - "earth globe moon" • stux - "fog outlines pine" • beba - "evening sky sunset afterglow" • tarotize - "winter solstice tree" • daydreamer00 - "Tree" • Max Wolfe - "Dark Trees"

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