Sartre

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Hermes is lost in the crowd of what seems to be an airport scene. When one is in the the midst of such chaos, the reality of our insignificance is thrust upon them. Where’s Waldo is a perfect example of the Theater of the Absurd, showing us how many ridiculous people and activities are in one place, but to someone looking at the picture, none of it is out of the ordinary. They are only focused on finding Waldo. When the objective is reached, then they might discover how strange this group of people really is. In a crowd of this size, we cannot help but notice that every person shown thinks they are important and they all think they have meaning in their lives. We are created without meaning, and man feels alien in a world without meaning. That is why we all somehow end up with self-created meaning and significance that never truly exists.

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