Existence presents man with facts and truths—a historical account muddled with metanarratives and multiple translations of reality. Enter fiction, the great equalizer of the individual voice and the collective din of society. It is not just the stories that present truth but the holes in the stories. Essence requires a responsible participation in the conscious-driven undertakings that allow the struggle between being-in-itself and being-for-itself to allow transcendence and freedom to break the cycle of absurdity and despair. Knights of resignation become knights of faith when the eternal reoccurrence of the same consciously embraces choice after choice without resigning to one irrevocable decision. What if there is still hope? Then, peace. Don DeLillo's postmodern context of historical fiction and paranoia-birthed nostalgia provide the climate conditions necessary to resurrect Nietzsche's dead god in the everyman characters presented by Dostoevsky and Kafka. With god resurrected, Camus' knights of faith find Kierkegaardian salvation in resignation, suffering,and guilt. What if man is never defined by one isolated decision? Then, leap.