• The Stranger Part One
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    Plot and Structure of The Stranger The Stranger by Albert Camus is a captivating novel, which keeps readers wanting to know what is next. For any novel to be successful it must include the main parts of literature. With the combination of structure and plot Camus has used The Stranger to convey his views. The structure works in giving us a better understanding, while the plot works to get across Camus views on life, therefore complementing each other. From the start Meursault, the main character...
  • The Stranger Meursault Distant Salamano
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    Camus entitled his novel The Stranger because his protagonist actually was a stranger to both his associates and his surroundings. Monsieur Meursault was never really known by anyone. Nobody ever knew what really made Meursault tick and nobody ever really knew what motivated him. Meursault was a wanderer throughout his life. Meursault was also a stranger because he did not understand other peoples motivations either. Meursault formed relationships easily enough and interacted with others. But, ...
  • The Stranger Meursault Life Man
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    Meursault is a man who will not lie to himself. In Albert Camus The Stranger, his actions and reactions display him as an immoral man, expressing apathy towards society formulas for convention. He will not feign emotion, nor use religion as a vehicle to give his life meaning. Meursault has a passion for the truth, which opens the revelation for all humanity: life is absurd; it is mans mortal responsibility to be committed to himself, for death is definitive. At his trial for murdering an Arab, M...
  • Shows That Meursault Camus Life Find
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    The Stranger Camus shows that Meursault can find his true identity only through an encounter with death. Meursault goes through some deaths in his life that lead to his own. This awkward, but most entertaining, character discovers himself through the tragedy that occurs in his life. His life is a full one and he faces each situation the same way. The encounters of death starts here, the death of Meursault's mother. "I wanted to see Maman right away" (Camus 4), this extraordinary quote by Meursa...
  • The Stranger Meursault And Soc
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    Meursault and Society In Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger, the protagonist Meursault is a character who has definite values and opinions concerning the society in which he lives. His self-inflicted alienation from society and all its habits and customs is clear throughout the book. The novel itself is an exercise in absurdity that challenges the reader to face the nagging questions concerning the meaning of human existence. Meursault is an existentialist character who views his life in an unemo...
  • The Stranger 2 Meursault Camus Raymond
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    Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger, examines what happens to a passive man when mixed in a murder. During the trial of the main character, Meursault, the prosecutor examines Meursault's normal behavior as callous and cold. In order for the prosecutor to have a case in the reader's mind, Camus must create the past that the trial calls for. Camus shows a passive man, and the way that he deals with normal life occurrences. Camus must create a portrait of indifference. When Meursault is talking to Ra...
  • Meursault Sun Forces Light
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    In Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'; the 'story of an ordinary man who gets drawn into a senseless murder'; is told. Taking place in Algeria this man, Meursault, is constantly in a climate of extreme warmth, as are all the inhabitants therein. The sun, the source of light and the cause of this warmth, is thus a vital and normal part of his life. It brings warmth and comfort yet it can also cause pain and sickness. Throughout most of his life Meursault has lived with the conflicting forces of the su...
  • Judicial System Meursault Society Arab
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    Topic: The Outsider is not about the murder of an Arab but about the inability of society to understand Mersault's Detachment In The Outsider, Meursault is ultimately punished not for the murder of the Arab, but for his lack of adherence to the social codes governing appropriate behavior after his mother's death. In this respect we can argue that Camus novel is not about the Arab's murder but it is about the inability of society to understand Meursault's detachment. The murder trial turns into a...
  • Meursault As The Stranger
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    Derek Goff English 24104 Mr. Vena 14 April 2000 Meursault as "The Stranger" The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a person's behavior not their true personality. In Meursault's case, his strange opinions and unexpected remarks put him in this position, without ever really giving him an opportunity to b...
  • Meursault Arab Raymond One
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    Self defense is a defense of one s own person, property, or reputation. Premeditated is considered or planned before hand. Did Meursault, in the story The Stranger, by Camus, have a right to kill the Arab Were Meursault s actions in the wrong Was it his battle, or should he have walked away Sundays for Meursault, are usually stagnant days, no routine, no fun, no importune outings. This Sunday, however, was the climax of the novel s action, leading us to Meursault s philosophical insight and conv...
  • Meursault Chaplain God Meursaults
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    Meursaults court-appointed lawyer informs him that the investigators checking into Meursault's private life have learned that Meursault was "insensitive" at Madame Meursaults funeral. Meursault explains that he probably did love his mother, but it didn't matter. The lawyer is clearly uncomfortable with Meursault's response. During the course of the eleven-month investigation that ensues, the magistrate takes to calling Meursault "Monsieur Antichrist" with an almost cordial air. Meursault's desir...
  • Meursault Raymond Beach Marie
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    Meursault is notified by mail that his mother has died, though he is not sure of the exact date. He notes that the entire funeral moved so fast and deliberately that he remembers nothing except a comment of the nurse and the image of Perez crying. Upon waking up from his 12 hour sleep, Meursault realizes that it is Saturday and that he will receive a total of four days off from work. He notices how the apartment was too big with Mama gone and so he has only kept up what is necessary for his dail...
  • Meursault's Just Because Murder
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    Albert Camus' The Stranger explores the causes for Monsieur Meursault's murderous act, portraying Meursault's increasing feelings of indifference toward life following his mother's death. Meursault becomes ignorant to social values and conventions, thinking they constrict him, for he veers toward the 'I don't disrupt what you " re doing, so don't disrupt what I'm doing' outlook. He is more interested in the simple, physical actions rather than emotional feelings because he finds routine and reli...
  • Madame Meursault's Stranger Murder Rational Explanation
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    Meursault, a young man living in Algiers, receives a report of his mother Madame Meursault's funeral. He attends her funeral, but he does not show any outward signs of appropriate grief. He returns to his home and immediately begins an affair with Marie Cardona, a former co-worker. After the weekend ends, he concludes that his mother's death has changed nothing. The banal rhythm of a Sunday afternoon remains exactly the same as it was before. He strikes up an acquaintance with Raymond Sites, a l...
  • Assigns No Meaning Meursault Death Mother
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    The Stranger is an exploration of Camus's philosophy of the absurd, not a morality tale containing a "lesson" for the reader's moral well-being. Camus's philosophy of the absurd characterizes the world and human existence as having no rational purpose or meaning. Despite the absence of a rational purpose or meaning, human beings demand that there be one. He suggests that human beings are thrust into life that can only end in death. Meursault's personality embodies this philosophy. In keeping wit...
  • Sun Meursault Emotions Life
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    Many artists, authors, and composers have put the beauty and warmth of the sun in their work. The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh created landscapes that expressed his joy with sunshine. The American poet, Emily Dickinson, wrote a poem called "The Sun" which she described the rising and setting of the sun. The Russian composer, Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, included a beautiful song, "Hymn to the Sun," in his opera The Golden Cockerel. However, Camus' usage of the sun opposes its warmth and beauty in...
  • The Symbol Of The Sun In The Stranger
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    Many artists, authors, and composers have put the beauty and warmth of the sun in their work. The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh created landscapes that expressed his joy with bright sunshine. The American poet Emily Dickinson wrote a poem called "The Sun," in which she described the rising and setting of the sun. The Russian composer Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov included a beautiful song, "Hymn to the Sun," in his opera The Golden Cockerel. Uniquely, Camus' usage of the sun opposes its warmth and b...
  • Albert Camus Physical Things
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    Albert Camus was born into an impoverished family of Mondavi, Algeria in 1913. His father was a self educated member of the work force and his mother was illiterate and deaf. His father died in World War One and he and his mother moved to Algiers and lived with his uncle because they could not support themselves. Camus attended the University of Algiers and sustained himself through working odd jobs. He lived there until he publicly criticized the French colonial government of Algiers and was fo...
  • The Stranger Objective Morality
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    Albert Camus's The Stranger tells the story of Meursault. In the novel, Meursault kills an Arab for no good reason. Some readers may believe that this is simply a tale of a senseless crime however, the story is all about existentialism. Overall, the novel makes several references to three main aspects of existentialism 3/4 no objective morality, free will, and vocation. There are several moments in the novel, which make reference to the Existentialist concept of objective morality. For example,...
  • The Stranger Human Life
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    The Meaninglessness of Human Life - A second major component of Camus's absurdist philosophy is the idea that human life has no redeeming meaning or purpose. Camus argues that the only certain thing in life is the inevitability of death, and, because all humans will eventually meet death, their lives are all equally meaningless. Meursault gradually moves toward this realization throughout the novel, but he does not fully grasp it until after his argument with the chaplain in the final chapter. M...