Summary Of ' The Stranger ' Essay
AP English Literature
August 27th, 2015
Book Journal 1 Summer Assignment
The Stranger. Camus, Albert. Trans. Mathew Ward. New York: Vintage, 1988. Print. 123 Pages.
1. FIRST PARAGRAPH
When he hears of his mother 's passing, the narrator delves into the day of her death. He states that she could have died today "or yesterday maybe, I don 't know," showing the reader that the narrator is appalled by the news and can 't believe that his mother has just passed away. By focusing his thoughts in this way, the narrator is sidestepping the factuality of her death and is trying to concentrate his attention on something else. Moreover, the narrator 's use of words in the paragraph conveys an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty and confusion. As he contemplates the date of his mother 's death, the narrator states that he "doesn 't know" when his mother passed and "maybe it was yesterday." The reader can infer from the diction of this paragraph that the narrator is unclear and unaware about the death. The tone in this paragraph is one of consternation. Impacted by the news of his mother 's death, the narrator was in a state of shock and dismay. He was so lost and dazed by the death that he showed no emotional reaction.
2. CHARACTER RESPONSE
Part A: Main Character
Doesn 't care about marriage I said it didn’t make any difference to me and that we could if she wanted to. (41)
Has no faith I said that I didn’t believe in G-d (116)
Not an emotional…