His fate can only be considered tragic because he understands it and has no hope for reprieve. When Sisyphus accepts his fate, however, the sorrow and melancholy of it vanish. Camus suggests that acknowledging crushing truths like the eternity and futility of his fate is enough to render them less crushing.
What does Sisyphus do wrong?
Sisyphus (or Sisyphos) is a figure from Greek mythology who, as king of Corinth, became infamous for his general trickery and twice cheating death. He ultimately got his comeuppance when Zeus dealt him the eternal punishment of forever rolling a boulder up a hill in the depths of Hades.
Is Sisyphus a mortal?
He was the founder and king of the city Ephyra (Corinth) and regarded by authors like Homer as the craftiest of all mortals. However, he was also arrogant and murderous. Sisyphus tricked the god of death into trapping himself, thus making all humans immortal and eliminating any need to worship the gods.
Why is Sisyphus a tragic hero?
His fate can only be considered tragic because he understands it and has no hope for reprieve. At the same time, the lucidity he achieves with this understanding also places him above his fate. Camus suggests that Sisyphus might even approach his task with joy.
What is the ending of Sisyphus: The Myth?
Tae Sul, having discovered that its possible for ones consciousness to exist in a particular pocket of time (episode 11), concludes that he and Seo Hae can be together while saving the world if he kills himself. In the present, real, and living world, they can never be together without the rest of humanity dying.
How many episodes is Sisyphus: The Myth?
16 Sisyphus: The Myth/Number of episodes