Sisyphus was given a punishment by the gods, to push a rock up a
hill, only to have it fall down on him again. Mersault is a person
accused of murder who has spent over a year in jail. What both these
characters have come to realize is that they are forced to live in these
situations created by the gods, therefore they might as well enjoy or
get used to them.
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lot different and emotionless. Mersault has never
really expressed a desire for anything, whereas Sisyphus’ biggest desire
was that to escape his bounds of human mortality and became an immortal
Both the punishments are what would be considered just in our society’s
thinking, although viewing the individuals both the verdicts seem harsh
and horrid. Overall, both these individuals accomplish a necessary goal
that defies pressures put upon them, and that is their greatness.