An Existential Exploration of Cormac McCarthy's Suttree
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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.
CitationGuerra, E. (2017). An existential exploration of Cormac McCarthy's Suttree (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.