The Stranger: Absurdity through a Lens

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The first lens in which the reader can see absurdity in the novel is when the protagonist lives for the sensual pleasures of the present moment. The second lens in which the reader can see absurdity in the novel is when the protagonist absurdity of the protagonists decisions on how he does or doesn’t decide to kill the Arab. The third lens in which the reader can see absurdity in the novel is when the protagonist how he reflects back on his decisions and life and concludes that life means nothing between birth and death. The changes in the lenses of Meursault ‘s absurdum are projected through the author’s choice of different language. The first lens in which the reader can see absurdity in the novel is when the protagonist lives for the sensual pleasures of the present moment. Meursault is the protagonist who lives for the sensual pleasures of the present moment. He is free of any system of values in his life. And he would rather not behave in accordance with social norms. Meursault tries to live as honestly as he can. He does only what he wants to do and befriending those whom he likes. Although he is blunt with his relationships with people. He says things to his partner that a regular man or woman would choose not to say. It is shown to the reader that Meursault may not be capable of a loving…
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