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    Albert Camus-the Outsider

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    O’Brien. First published in French as L’Etranger in 1942, Albert Camus’ The Outsider addresses the constrictive nature of society and what happens when an individual tries to break free from the conformity forced upon him by staying true to himself, and following his own ideal of absolute truth and sincerity in every action. Propelled more by the philosophy of existentialism and the notion of the absurd than plot and characters, Camus’ novel raises many questions about life, and answers them

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    The Stranger “The Stranger,” written by the Algerian writer Albert Camus, is a novel about Meursault, a character who’s different and even threatening views on life take him to pay the highest price a person can pay: his life. This was Camus’ first novel written in the early 1940’s, in France, and it reflects the authors belief that there is no meaning in life and it is absurd for humans to try to find it places like religion. The main themes of the novel are irrationality of the universe and the

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    always be indifferent towards him. One could even argue that Meursault is both an existentialist and an absurdist, because the absurdist personality was formed by the Europeans from the existentialist personality. Albert Camus was the first one to show both of these personalities to people. Camus tries to show readers that Meursault is not a normal. His view on the world is very abnormal. Absurdism refers to humanity’s need to look for meaning in life and inability to find meaning. Meursault identifies

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    Albert Camus Influences

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    The Stranger by Albert Camus, is now a classic and has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Albert Camus was also awarded the Nobel prize in Literature in 1957. However, Albert did not have an easy life growing up. His father was killed in World War I, at the Battle of the Marne. Albert, his mother, and his brother shared a two-bedroom apartment with their grandmother and a paralyzed uncle. Even though his family was very poor Camus attended the University of Algiers, supporting

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    The Stranger by Albert Camus, begins by Meursault’s mother dying. Meursault does not express any anguish towards the death, this introduces the theme, life is meaningless. The only thing that life guarantees is death, why live if you’re ultimately working towards the inevitable. The theme is shown early on in the book after his mother’s funeral when he thought, “Mother was buried now, tomorrow I’d be going back to work as usual. Really, nothing had changed,” (Camus 30). This indicates that death

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    may not lead. Do not walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend” - Albert Camus (Simpson). Albert Camus was an interesting intellectual during the 1940s and ‘50s. He was more than just a writer; he was a top class individual that lived life to the fullest, even though it was short lived for him. “In 1960 car accident and died January 4th” (Rhein). At the time of Camus’ death, he was only 46. In that short time he was more than just a writer; he was also an actor, playwright

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    Albert Camus’ The Stranger, illustrates the absurdity that Camus himself believes to be true about the natural world. Camus’ view of the lack of control humans have on the world is one that is quite extreme, but undoubtedly hard to argue against. The belief that there is no meaning to life, and no real purpose, and no explanation to anything surrounding the world we live in has eluded its way from Camus through Meursault; our main character. The piece designed portrays the emptiness that Meursault

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    Albert Camus The Plague

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    The Plague, by Albert Camus, is a story following a man named Dr. Rieux living in the town of Oran on the coast of Algeria, which was a French owned territory in Africa. In this town, a plague begins, similar to that of the Bubonic plague in Europe, and the town is quarantined. The story shows how the residents cope and try to create a cure while surrounded by dying people and a lack of supplies and entertainment. In this novel, he uses the format of a Shakespearean play, with five acts and from

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    Albert Camus ' The Fall

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    Albert Camus is known all over the world as a French philosopher who contributed to the ideas of absurdism. He is also known for his philosophical literature. More specifically I want to focus my attention to what some people may call a book that influenced many generations. This name of the book is called “The Fall”. In this book, the reader views a different perspective of life from a character called monsieur Jean-Baptiste Clamence. Through this character Camus challenges the reader to look through

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    Albert Camus said, “Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that 's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.” In other terms, Camus is indicating that absurdity affects us all even if it’s hidden all the way on the bottom, but it’s the joy that comes from absurdity that makes us take risks and live freely without any thought or focus. Camus also specifies that the only

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