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1 Thus, the existential question
Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? What is the meaning behind it all?


3 It should come as no surprise then…
Contemporary Literature often plays with this theme today. Characters are often presented as searching for meaning in their life Or… Characters are often presented as fighting for a cause or belief. This is seen be theorists as a metaphor for the ultimate existential question.

4 We can see this across media and genres


6 Kingsman

7 Chappie

8 Attack on Titan


10 Berserk


12 Homework Instructions
Find an example of contemporary literature (a book or movie no more than ten years old) that addresses the existential question. In no more than one page, double spaced, 12 point font, describe how the characters or characters search for and find meaning in their life (or do they at all)? I can be a book or movie that you have already seen. Due Monday

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