A Comparative Examination of Existentialism via Writing Styles

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A Comparative Examination of Existentialism via Writing Styles
Introduction
Existentialism is a philosophical concept that has been much abused by over-application and under-analysis; as a result, existentialism has become one of those plastic words that, in practice, can mean anything to anyone. However, at its core, existentialism remains a fairly tight and coherent way of looking at the world and the place of humans within it. In this paper, I will examine existentialism through selected works of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Camus, Heidegger, and Kafka. I will argue that Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Kierkegaard champion the positive transformative aspect of existentialism, and that this commitment gives their writing styles a certain dynamism...
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.....rytelling that mirror the state of human affairs in existentialism.
In conclusion, my thesis was that the writing styles of the five writers I chose to profile were influenced by the writers’ attitudes towards existentialism. I have attempted to prove this thesis by offering what I consider compelling textual and critical evidence from five books.
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Heidegger, Martin. Contributions to Philosophy: From
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Kafka, Franz. The Trial. Middlesex: Echo Library, 2006.
Kierkegaard,
Soren
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Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus
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Zarathustra. Charleston, SC: Plain Label Books, 1967.