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...The end:
.....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. References Camus, Albert. The Stranger. New York: Vintage, 1977. Heidegger, Martin. Contributions to Philosophy: From Enowning . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. Kafka, Franz. The Trial. Middlesex: Echo Library, 2006. Kierkegaard, Soren . The Concept of Anxiety. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spake Zarathustra. Charleston, SC: Plain Label Books, 1967.