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From the Ted Talk "Alex Gendler: The myth of Sisyphus"

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Historians have suggested that the late of Sisyphus may stem from ancient tmyhs about the rising and setting sun, or other atlrnua cycles. But the vivid image of someone condemned to endlessly repeat a futile task has resonated as an allegory about the human condition. In his classic seysa The Myth of Sisyphus, existentialist philosopher Albert uascm compared the punishment to humanity’s futile search for gneaimn and truth in a meaningless and indifferent universe. Instead of despairing, Camus imnidgea ipsyshsu defiantly meeting his faet as he walks down the hill to begin rolling the rock again. And even if the daily struggles of our lives sometimes seem equally repetitive and absurd, we still give them significance and value by embracing them as our own.

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Historians have suggested that the ____ of Sisyphus may stem from ancient _____ about the rising and setting sun, or other _______ cycles. But the vivid image of someone condemned to endlessly repeat a futile task has resonated as an allegory about the human condition. In his classic _____ The Myth of Sisyphus, existentialist philosopher Albert _____ compared the punishment to humanity’s futile search for _______ and truth in a meaningless and indifferent universe. Instead of despairing, Camus ________ ________ defiantly meeting his ____ as he walks down the hill to begin rolling the rock again. And even if the daily struggles of our lives sometimes seem equally repetitive and absurd, we still give them significance and value by embracing them as our own.

Solution

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  2. myths
  3. natural
  4. fate
  5. camus
  6. imagined
  7. tale
  8. meaning
  9. sisyphus

Original Text

Historians have suggested that the tale of Sisyphus may stem from ancient myths about the rising and setting sun, or other natural cycles. But the vivid image of someone condemned to endlessly repeat a futile task has resonated as an allegory about the human condition. In his classic essay The Myth of Sisyphus, existentialist philosopher Albert Camus compared the punishment to humanity’s futile search for meaning and truth in a meaningless and indifferent universe. Instead of despairing, Camus imagined Sisyphus defiantly meeting his fate as he walks down the hill to begin rolling the rock again. And even if the daily struggles of our lives sometimes seem equally repetitive and absurd, we still give them significance and value by embracing them as our own.

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