From Limbo to Continuity Existential Analysis of Joseph Situma’s The Mysterious Killer
Keywords:limbo, stoicism, nihilism, hedonism, nimbus, transcendence
The paper is an explication of the stoicism and the resilience of the diseased characters in Joseph Situma’s The Mysterious Killer which is framed within Sartrean existential epistemology with a focus on his concept of authenticity. For Sartre, authentic existence is related to pursuance of transcendent goals, honesty and courage. Human beings, Sartre opines, impose values in their lives in moments of forlornness. This concept is germane to analyzing the existential necessity of the diseased characters in the selected text to transcend the limbo of their existence as HIV/AIDS patients.
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