In all honesty, I didn’t realize that a young man in the grip of a dreadful family can break free only by starting one of his own. … Aeneas had tired of carrying gloomy old Anchises for so long: with a heave of his shoulders [Nizan] dropped him flat on his back; he became a husband and father in great haste, in order to kill his own father. But fatherhood alone is an insufficient remedy for childhood. Far from it. The authority of the new head of the family condemns him to repeat the age-old childishnesses that Adam bequeathed to us through our parents. My friend knew the score: he wanted to strike a definite blow against the father who, in the passage from father to son, is repeatedly murdered and repeatedly revived. To do so, he would become a different person and, through a public discipline, would take care to avoid family quirks.
—Sartre, “Paul Nizan” (1960), We Have Only This Life to Life (2013)