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The Rebel

             The Rebel, a treatise of Albert Camus reflecting upon man's state of rebellion throughout history up through the Second World War, enthralls oneself with its abysmal depth into thematic examination of man's struggle to triumph, and eventual transcending conquest of the Fates, in such noteworthy instances of Revolution from the days of the Marquis De Sade and the French Revolution to V.I. Lenin and the October Revolution that formed the Soviet Union. Delving into the myriad levels of man's capability and culpability of both his radiant integrity and kindness and his malevolent conduct, this particular work of Camus strives to form a base with which one can objectively scrutinize man's uprisings to strive for something better. As a whole, the works of Camus consistently evokes a certain sense of awe at the logically impeccable and intellectually brilliant manner with which books such as this were produced. While one can occasionally get bogged down in the multitude of ostensibly historical references, his steady and sure methodology ensures that there is eventual escape from the many Russian and occasional French references of nominal present-day reference. Furthermore, it was evident that in his endeavor to achieve absolute objectivity in determining the pure facts of the Revolutionary themes of this work, Camus found the references of Pascal and Maistre to be of impartial quality as he apparently found solace in their rational analyses inquiring into several aspects of man, his nature, and his state of rebellion. Among Camus's most famous works include The Stranger, The Fall, A Happy Death, and The Plague; most notable among their common literary characteristics, equally evident in The Rebel as well, is the conspicuously frequent inspection of Man's struggle against the Absurd. Nevertheless, due to Camus's nature as an existentialist philosopher as well as writer, the absence of such assessments would thus disqualify him from his particularly gripping sector of philosophy: Metaphysical inquiries and reflections upon Man's existentialist existence and experience.

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