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  • Albert Camus

    When writing The Stranger, Albert Camus had other intentions than just giving his audience some story about the life of an indifferent man. The novel itself gives the main character, Meursault, a way of thinking that some would find unimaginable and incomparable to any character that might be seen in another piece of literature. While the book makes an attempt at making sure the reader understands the philosophy of Meursault while progressing through his timeline, the philosophy Meursault possesses is very complex much like Camus and his way of thinking. Camus was known for being an author with a different way of thinking as he had his philosophy of the absurd, which ties into why Meursault is seen as an indifferent thinker. Events during…

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  • Albert Camus Sparknotes

    The Stranger Analysis- The Stranger is a short astounding novel by Albert Camus and was officially published in 1942. This was his first novel! It is both a brilliantly crafted story and an illustration of Camus’s absurdist world view. A title like the stranger normally leaves one to ponder what Albert Camus was really trying to tell his readers. Albert Camus was French, so it was originally wrote in French, and gave it a French title: Estranger. The main character, Meursault, is a French man…

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  • Albert Camus Thesis

    The author of The Stranger, Albert Camus, was born in 1913 in Mondavi, French Algeria. His father died early in his life, so he lived with his half-deaf mother. He married two women when he was young, but divorced them both shortly after. He did very well in school and continued on into university. He also completed some military service and had a short political career as well. As far as his literary work goes, Camus wrote novels, plays, and even performed with the theater. He was awarded…

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  • The Myth Of Sisyphus By Albert Camus

    THEATRE OF THE ABSURD BY ALBERT CAMUS Background An existentialist philosopher Albert Camus, wrote an essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”. This essay was published in 1942. In this essay Camus described human existence and called it to be “without any purpose: absurd”. Other writers of that era related to his work and subscribed to his work. These writers than wrote their own thoughts on the subject and their writing were named as Theatre of Absurd. There was no such thing as an Absurdist crusade…

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  • Albert Camus Emotions

    In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, main characters Raymond Sinters and Meursault possess vastly different personalities and mindsets: one is indifferent to everyone and everything while the other is full of intense emotions. Despite being totally opposite mentally and emotionally, both Raymond and Meursault are guilty of committing heinous crimes. In this essay, I will argue that Meursault’s lack of emotion coupled with his lack of concern over anything make him a more dangerous individual than…

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  • Existentialism In The Metamorphosis By Albert Camus

    affect us that determine who we are. As individuals we have freedom to make our own choices and that’s what life's all about. Along with the freedom of choice comes the responsibility of one’s actions which can make make people anxious but give others meaning of their lives. Existentialism came into existence during World War 2. Many authors like Franz Kafka and Albert…

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  • Irrationality In The Stranger, By Albert Camus

    he belonged in society. The Stranger by Albert Camus centers on the story of Meursault, a man who is psychologically detached from the world regardless of the situation. Camus uses him to challenge moral standards and give an amoral view on daily life in order to ultimately comment on the meaningless and irrationality of human life. From the beginning of the book the author illustrates morals as just a set of practices and rituals every person has to live by and uses the main character to bring…

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  • Isolation In Albert Camus The Guest

    Albert Camus in the story of “The Guest” is trying to communicate one of the experiences of humans under distressed situations while shaping their decisions in such isolation. We can all decide at some point in our lives to make better decisions weather we believe in it or not as far we understand our sense of worth. Camus is trying to present the morals of these characters in the story. An isolated environment of French occupied Algerian territory, where the story takes place. Daru a teacher…

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  • Existentialism In The Stranger, By Albert Camus

    shames the Roman stories about heroes and insults life as it is. What is life without a purpose, determined before birth? What will the world be with wandering inhabitants, nonchalantly wasting air because there are no set paths for these poor souls? There has to be a predestined purpose for these devastated creatures, so they can peacefully pass on,content that they accomplished a goal. This frowned upon ideology called existentialism led to these assumptions that are prevalent not only in…

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  • Symbolism In The Stranger By Albert Camus

    human inability to find any” (Absurdism). Albert Camus’ The Stranger exemplifies the Absurdist point of view, as shown by the main character Meursault and the world he lives in. Meursault, though never voicing these exact words, lives in a chaotic world that is indifferent to human plight, so he decides to do what he wants to do to make himself satisfied. The only insight on Meursault’s life that the reader has is his own account written in first person. He has shown himself to be a simple…

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