The Stranger By Albert Camus

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Relations : Comparison And Contrast of the Work of Albert Camus The choice given to a being allows them to decide a path in which it would become ethical or unethical. Many choices in Albert Camus work proves to be unethical as in Meursault’s role in “The Stranger.” His role proves to be unethical due to the choices he make in which he was convicted of in The Stranger. In “The Myth of Sisyphus”, Camus directs his attention of choice to when Sisyphus had pushed a boulder up a mountain only to see it roll back down. Also a choice given to Daru, a school teacher in “The Guest”, was to transport a prisoner in which that prisoner was given a choice to either turn himself in or escape. The choice in which the prisoner makes allows him to be ethical …show more content…
The prisoner agreed to turn himself in where it would lead to a solution that became more ethical than the other solution chosen. In Camus’ “The Stranger”, Meursault was given a role of conflict when he had inflicted damage from an arab that stabbed him in the eye. His choice was to react unethically by shooting the arab not only once but five times.“My whole being tensed and I squeezed my hand around the revolver.” ( Camus 59 ) His reaction to the conflict led to a path leading to a prison sentence. Meursault and Daru are two distinct protagonists that share minor similarities in which they had reacted differently to the conflict they were involved …show more content…
“They were toiling onward, making slow progress in the snow, among the stones, on the vast expanse of the high , deserted plateau. [...] the thick snow was falling amidst unbroken darkness with little gusts of wind that rattled the double door of the classroom.” ( Camus 1 ) The snow in “The Guest” kept students from entering school and also affected Balducci by slowing his pace as he was climbing up on the hillside to approach the school. This environment as described can be proven to affect many others based on how they can withstand it. As in “The Stranger”, Albert Camus relates to the scorching heat often and it can be inferred that Meursault was very bothered by the heat and it was the main element that had affected him the

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