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Sep 14, 10:37 AM

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Absurdism can be boiled down to the philosophical concept in which life has no meaning, we can't create meaning, yet we should still pursue meaning. It's a little more complicated than that though: absurdism is about the contradiction of humanity seeking meaning, when it's impossible to find meaning.
Isn't that exactly what Shirou does? To Shirou, becoming a hero and saving everyone is his dream. So much so that that is the meaning of life to him. Yet, after

To Shirou, life has no meaning without his dream. Yet this dream is impossible; you can't save everybody. It's a paradox. So basically:
Shirou's dream of saving everybody = life's meaning = cannot be achieved.
Yet Shirou pursues it anyway, while knowing the absurdity of his dream.
If you disagree, please tell me why.
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Sep 14, 10:48 AM

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More like idealism. It sounds great on paper, but it's impossible to achieve in reality.

Also, a dream isn't necessarily something that needs to be fulfilled in order to have meaning to a person, that's why it's called a dream. It's to be something to strive or work towards, despite knowing you're unlikely to ever going to attain it. How should I say it, it's more about the journey, rather than reaching the actual end goal.
Sep 14, 11:01 AM

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I'm not 100 a scholar on this or anything, but I think the movement of the absurd was about someone embracing the nonlineal and undetermined nature of life without recourse to any schematic understanding or inhered meaning in the world. Think Meursault.
I haven't seen the show so I'm just a piece of shit, but if Shirou values the defense of humanity to the point of hazarding his life for it, that demonstrates an ability in him to derive appropriative meaning as the answer to(not to found) an absurd question.
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Sep 14, 11:08 AM
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nah he is just being idealistic

dreams can be unrealistic too

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