Title and Character Analysis of The Stranger by Albert Camus

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The Stranger: Character and Title Analysis In Albert Camus’, The Stranger, the characters in the novel are individually unique in ways that bring out the positive and negative aspects of each other. When examining their traits you get the deeper meaning of things and what they stand for. The major characters in this novel are Meursault, Raymond Sintes, and Marie Cardona. Meursault shows no emotion through everything that goes on in his life such as a death. Raymond Sintes is a rude person and only thinks about himself. In contrast to both Meursault and Raymond, Marie is a loving and loyal girl that will stick with a person till the very end. The main character, Meursault, in this novel is a guy who shows no emotion no matter what is occurring in the world around him. Events such as a death of a parent, writing a letter to torment someone or convicting a murder don’t even faze him. When he received a telegram saying, “Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours (Camus 1)” he didn’t show any real emotion. Meursault just simply didn’t care. Also, when studying his actions one conclusion leads to that he is honest, but a little too honest. At his mother’s funeral he wouldn’t even shed a tear because in his mind it would be known as a lie. He felt no emotion, so if he were to cry a false tear it would show a lying exterior in which he didn’t want to create (Analysis Article). Next, Meursault as a character doesn’t know the distinction between good and bad, right or

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