An Existential Exploration of Cormac McCarthy's Suttree

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2017-05

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Guerra, Elijah

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Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree explores the existential problem of life’s meaning with astonishing depth. Jean-Paul Sartre’s theory of bad faith, Albert Camus’s absurdism, and Martin Heidegger’s ethic of care provide insight into Cornelius Suttree’s struggle to realize his identity and live a fulfilling life. Their philosophies are crucial to understanding Suttree’s evolution from an individual without meaning to a member of society with a sense of purpose.

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McCarthy, Cormac, Suttree, Existentialism, Sartre, Jean-Paul, Camus, Albert, Heidegger, Martin

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Guerra, E. (2017). <i>An existential exploration of Cormac McCarthy's Suttree</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

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