Because I push this boulder happily…

Byron the Bulb is Sisyphus. Or a Savior. Or the “freed” prisoner in Plato’s allegory of the cave. Or blah blah blah…

Conclusion: fun story.

I don’t see how it would be poking fun at Lord Byron really. Going with the Sisyphus thing, if you look at Sartre’s “Myth of Sisyphus,” then the idea of Byron enjoying his torturous knowledge and fate eternally is the same as Sartre saying, “we must imagine him [Sisyphus] happy,” referring to Sisyphus’ tragic burden and his absurd faith for life in response to it, i.e. the fact that he goes on living knowing full well what’s happening and what will always happen.

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