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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
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.