Hakuna Matata - The Stranger by Camus and Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hakuna Matata is a Kiswahili word that implies that there is “no worries.” Living a life of “Hakuna Matata” or no worries may have both positive as well as negative results. The act of living a life that has no worries is particularly evident in the characters that are found in The Stranger by Camus as well as Hamlet by Shakespeare. This essay will look into problem free philosophy of “Hakuna Matata” as being an obstacle in the attempt of characters in The Stranger by Camus, and Hamlet by Shakespeare to improve their situations.
Hamlet is a tragic account by William Shakespeare, which stages the revenge that Prince Hamlet, the main character, to enact upon his uncle Claudius for murdering his brother as well as seizing the throne, and then marrying the widow of his deceased brother. The Stranger is a novel that was written by Albert Camus.
In The Stranger by Camus, Meursault, is a character who has embraced the “Hakuna Matata” philosophy. Meursault is a character who is disconnected psychologically from the things that are happening around him. The events that would be of tremendous significance to most people such as a parent’s death do not concern him even on a sentimental level. The fact that his mother has passed on does not matter to him, or even that Marie is in love with him. The act of Meursault to embrace the “Hakuna Matata” philosophy affects him psychologically to a point that he cannot view the world in a straight manner. Apart from his atheism, Meursault makes few presumptions about the way of his general surroundings. In any case, his reasoning starts to expand once he is sentenced to death. After his experience with the cleric, Meursault presumes that the universe is, similar to him, completely not interested in human life.
Hamlet is a university student whose father has died, and this has interfered with his studies. He is exceptionally philosophical as well as contemplative, and is mainly drawn towards questions that cannot be responded to with whatever certainty. He has embraced the “Hakuna Matata” philosophy, which acts as a hindrance towards his change of position about his father’s death. He becomes obsessive with the notion of proving that his uncle is guilty of his fathers’ death. The principle of "beyond reasonable doubt" is essentially inadmissible to him. He is similarly plagued with inquiries concerning the afterlife, concerning the astuteness of suicide, and about what happens to bodies following death. Despite the fact that he is mindful to the point of obsession, Hamlet as well behaves carelessly and imprudently. When he does act, it is with shocking quickness and practically no deliberation, as when he wounds Polonius through a drape without actually verifying who he is. He appears to step effortlessly into the part of a lunatic, acting inconsistently and disquieting alternate characters with his wild discourse and pointed allusions.
In conclusion, the problem free philosophy is a meaningful view point as well as a supportive tip. Nevertheless, “Hakuna Matata” view point acts as an obstacle towards the main characters in The Stranger by Camus as well as Hamlet by Shakespeare in getting through some of the difficult life moments. As a result, even though one ought not to get very worried or upset during frustrating moments, it is imperative for people to be conscious of the world around them, which will keep going as life has a lot to offer.
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