• Ayesha Dhurue

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

We are often kept away from the truth of certain things. Considering how common the thread of life can be and how all of us are tangled in it. Though separated but ceaselessly bound by the same fabric. We forget that life, even at its fullest form, can offer some undiscovered and tragic experiences. To stimulate this chain reaction, one must shatter the object to which our eyes are glued. Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea is the ax with which we can make the first cut; pierce the noise and allow silence to seep in. It’s a mysterious book that makes you reason, find meaning, and realize what it means to exist. Compelling and delicate in every measure, the book has its own frequency. Through the life of a French writer, Antoine Roquentin, skilled at cataloging the character of the world. The theme of the book is a soul-crushing one. It wraps itself slowly around the nature of identity, purpose, and existence. To read it is to surrender yourself to Sartre’s profound thoughts; to escape Reality that appears a certain way but that indeed isn’t.