1 Why does Camus suggest at the end of his essay that “one must imagine Sisyphus happy”? How could someone enslaved to repeat the same task for eternity be happy?
2. In his philosophy of Absurdism Camus conveys that there are two escapes from the misery of understanding that life itself is an absurd prospect…. Our connection to the natural world and our personal relationships with one another. Where do these escapes make themselves present in the essay?
3. How does Camus believe that happiness and the absurd are related? Do you agree with him?
4. What is Camus’ opinion of the working class? How does that play into the idea that life is an absurd journey? Do you agree with him?
5. What were your general thoughts on the essay? Did you find it difficult to follow? Why? Have you ever felt like Sisyphus, completing seemingly mindless tasks over and over again and getting nowhere? If you did, how did that make you feel?