Saturday, December 5, 2015
Unesti Banks (#8) 3/3 Simone de Beauvoir
"We were two of a kind, and our relationship would endure as long as we did: but it could not make up entirely for the fleeting riches to be had from encounters with different people."
Although Simone de Beauvoir had her on philosophy, she still loved her partner. The last years of her life consisted of Paul Sartre’s illness and death. Simone wanted to record their relationship, she wanted to show how emotionally attached she was to Sartre. Unfortunately, that did not go well. Paul Sartre’s adopted daughter was offended by Simone de Beauvoir and she felt like Beauvoir was attacking her father’s life.
After Paul Sartre passed away, Simone wrote another book named Adeux: A Farewell to Sartre in 1981. A year later Simone de Beauvoir died from a long sickness, and excessive drinking. Consequently, critics thought this book was very cold and unemotional. They considered that Simone book was cold because of their open relationship, and because Simone had been heartbroken multiple times by Paul Sartre. In 1983, critics found letters from Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir, the letters were named Lettres Au Castor and they were published in France. These letters further explained Paul Sartre’s love for Simone de Beauvoir.
"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”