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    The novel The Stranger was written in 1942 by an author from Algeria named Albert Camus. This work has been translated into many different languages after its initial success. The story takes place in the French Algiers and is narrated in first person by a man named Meursault. The storyline begins with him speaking about his mother's death. “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know. I got a telegram from the home: ‘Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.’ That doesn’t mean anything” (Camus 1). He treats the news of her death as if it was news just as casual as the weather. The story shows how he goes about his normal life after her death, and in part two the significance that those events. He seem unfazed by the news…

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    1. Title and Author: The Stranger by Albert Camus 2. Summary: Meursault receives news that his mother passes away in Marengo. He returns home (Algiers) after the funeral, and goes to the beach where he meets Marie. Later that night, they have a date where they spend the night together. Later, the character Raymond, Meursault’s neighbor, and Meursault have dinner. Raymond talks about the aftermath of when he suspected his mistress to be on him, which involved physical violence. Raymond wants…

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    The Stranger

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    The stranger by Albert Camus is a philosophical novel published in 1942.The book’s theme and outlook are credited to be a prime example of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism.The main protagonist of the book is Meursault who is a French Algerian (a citizen of France who lives in north Africa yet one who hardly partakes in the traditional Mediterranean culture).Meursault is emotionally removed from the world he lives in. Important events that occur leave no impact on him,and do…

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    The Stranger Abusing

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    Everyone in modern society either practices or violates a certain concept of their personality. In Albert Camus's, The Stranger, there are certain characters that define a concept such as love, responsibility, disrespect etc… and they either practice it or violate it throughout the course of the novel. The characters that define a certain concept have either a positive or negative effect on Mersault, and the events leading to his trial and his execution. In Camus's, The Stranger , Thomas Perez…

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    The Strange Character of Meursault In what perhaps is Albert Camus’s most notable work, The Stranger, the main character Meursault can be considered as a vessel for the philosophy of existentialism, an idea prominent in the time period in which the novel was written. Though at first glance Meursault may come off as a simple, uncaring man, as the story progresses, the reader is able to see Meursault as a complex and intriguing person. While in the beginning of the book Meursault is…

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    The Stranger Epilogue

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    The following is an epilogue to Albert Camus’s The Stranger, an existentialist novel where the main character, Meursault, comes face to face with the reality of the Absurd. Being sentenced to death, not because of the murder he committed but because of his radical worldview, Meursault remains true to his belief that there is no God, no meaning, and no hope to the life he lives. Meursault, at the end of the novel, shares his last wish; that at his death, he would have one last bit of…

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    The Stranger Sun

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    In The Stranger, Camus uniquely uses the sun by portraying the sun as a symbol for feelings and emotions which Meursault cannot control. The sun becomes an amplifier for feelings of anxiety and passiveness which Meursault feels because of the environment in which he lives in. Relating to the death of the Arab, the sun shows a direct influence to Meursault’s actions and impel him to act on inclination and draw his gun on the Arab. Camus uses the sun to present a barrier between Meursault and the…

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    The Stranger Symbolism

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    Plastered into the unwritten constitution of society is the innate need for reason and conformity to commonly accepted standards. From a young age people have role models which exemplify who they wish to transform into. When someone goes against this involuntarily adopted policy, they are seen as different. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, the reader is exposed to the judgments and differences of the main character, Meursault, from society. By Camus’ usage of stylistic techniques and symbolism,…

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    The Stranger Meaning

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    The title of The Stranger, by Albert Camus, points out the disconnects between both the characters of the story and the characters disconnects within themselves. Throughout the entire novel the characters connect on a very shallow level and only when they are in need of something. This inevitably leads to them never really understanding each other but just being with each other to escape loneliness and fit in with the social standards. The novel also exhibits how the characters sell themselves…

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    The Stranger Essay

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    The title of the novel chosen is The Stranger written by Albert Camus. The setting is centered around the country of Algeria, mainly within the capital Algiers, in the 1940s. The setting proves to be a very significant aspect of the story as it coincides with the culture within it. During the point of time in which the novel takes place, a large amount of French influence can be found due to its status as a French colony. The most obvious cultural element prevalent within the literary work is…

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