...Absurd Hero. Camus asserts, emphatically, that Sisyphus is this,through his torture as well as through his passions. If his passions had earlier defined his existence, now, in the present, in the eternal present that has swallowed up the idea of any other possible future, his torture also serves to define him. The word 'serves' is used here advisedly, that is, in a Camusian sense. The torture serves its master, which is not the gods who decreed the torture, but Sisyphus the man, the mortal who carries it out. He has mastered his rock and made it his own, he has made it the rock of Sisyphus, he has made the rock... Sisyphus Happy: Absurdly Heroic, Absurdly Happy Albert Camus presents Sisyphus the Absurd...