Willing_Wear1129 t1_j0rzs3w wrote

This discussion overlaps with "the walking dead" Reddit but I haven't found a discussion that clearly addresses the topic.
So for those of you who watched the show, you will remember the character "King Ezekiel." I believe it is a poem he resights before he goes into battle with the saviors. But the recurring theme is, "..and yet I smile."
I thought of Camus when I heard this. It was as if an entire kingdom had been condemned to certain demise or at least a "tragic" fate. Ezekiel and his followers choose to keep fighting, to keep smiling.
Is this not equivalent to Camus's idea of rebelling against a cold and indifferent world?
"Imagine Sysyphus happy?"