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  • Language And Short Statements Meursault's Little Thought
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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...
  • Way To The Funeral Meursault
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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...
  • Meursault Off The Sweat And The Sun
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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 sun...
  • Raymond And Meursault
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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...
  • Examples Of Freewill Meursault
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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, ...
  • Meursault's Response In Part One
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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...

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