A Novel About the History of PhilosophyBook - 2007
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"'But it's not fair that you're so rich when this girl is so poor,' insisted Sophie. 'It's unjust!'
'Bah! Humbug! Justice only exists between equals.'
'What do you mean by that?'
'I had to work my way up, and it has paid off. Progress, they call it.'
'If you don't help me, I'll die,' said the poor girl.
'You don't figure in my accounts! So—be off with you—to the poorhouse!'
'If you don't help me, I'll set fire to the woods,' the girl persisted.
That brought the man to his feet, but the girl had already struck one of her matches...The man threw up his arms 'God help me! The red cock has crowed!'
The girl looked up at him with a playful smile. 'You didn't know i was a communist, did you?'
"The theater of the absurd represented a contrast to realistic theater. Its aim was to show the lack of meaning in life in order to get the audience to disagree. The idea was not to cultivate the meaningless. On the contrary. But by showing and exposing the absurd in ordinary everyday situations, the onlookers are forced to seek a truer and more essential life for themselves."
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