The five novellas collected in The Wall put forward a basic proposition of Sartre's existentialism philosophy: man is free, and man's fate depends on his own choice. Each of the five stories puts the characters in five absurd and even extreme situations, allowing them to choose freely and act freely in difficult situations. The author exposes the absurdity of this existence while at the same time making the reader understand that it is entirely the result of the protagonist's own choice. They can also have other choices, different choices may bring him (or her) a completely different life and destiny, so the fate of the person is actually in his own hands. Life is full of possibilities, no God has made arrangements in advance, and no one can make decisions for him, his fate is his own choice. Obviously, Sartre believed that everything depended on the will of the individual and that freedom was absolute.
About the author
Jean-paul Sartre (1905-1980)
The most famous thinker, philosopher, writer and social activist in France in the 20th century, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is a banner of the French intellectual world after the war, enjoying the reputation of "the great man of the century" and "the conscience of the century". His theory has had a profound impact on the ideological and cultural circles of France and the whole Europe and America, and has strong vitality up to now.