The Stranger Essays

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Have you ever felt as if though you were an outcast, an abnormal person to this world? Well most likely you have, we all have. We all have felt kind of weird and not able to find our right place. We tend to feel this way because we are just misunderstood or as Albert Camus would say “strangers” to society. The stranger is a man lost in his own world where no one understands him but himself. This man was portrayed as a monster, un-human, and even heartless all because he chose not to express his emotions or feeling to the world. You may ask well how does this relate to me ? Well your about to find out why. In Albert Camus’s Novel “The Stranger” Meursault was portrayed as a man with irony, tragic hero qualities, and heartlessness, because …show more content…
For instance, in an essay that I have read the person said “…. Meursault, is characterized as detached and emotionless….”(The character of Meursault ,pg 1. ) That was the answer that I got from the question that I asked myself What exactly are Meursault’s feelings about life? My opinion to that question would be that I agree with that person because when his mother died he seemed to not have a care in the world. For example he said “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know. I got a telegram for the home: Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours. That doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday. (Camus, Chapter 1) Another answer that I got from that question would be when the person said “….Meursault’s life, A life dedicated to appreciating tangible things….”(The Character Of Meursault, 1) I also agree with that answer because Meursault shows that life is not always guaranteed. As the story moves along, Meursault starts to show irony. When he get home from the funeral of his mother, the day after he goes to a pool party like nothing ever happened the day before. This shows irony because usually when people’s mothers, or parents pass away they tend to grief over them for many weeks or even months but in Meursault’s case he has no feeling of emotion and doesn’t really care about the fact that his mother has just passed away. To be specific, In the book 1“Meursault goes swimming at a public beach, where he runs

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