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  • Stranger

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    Discussion Questions for The Stranger (1946); translated by Matthew Ward, 1988. Part One Chapter 1. 1. How does Camus set up Meursault's personality -- how does Meursault respond to others' conversation, to ordinary social situations, and to the death of his mother? 2. On page 10, Meursault says that at the viewing of his mother, he felt as if the elderly people there were judging him. Offer a conjecture about why he might have had that feeling. (It is worth paying attention to such references to

  • The Stranger

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    Albert Camus creates a series of characters in The Stranger whose personality traits and motivations mirror those that are overlooked by the average man. Camus develops various characters and scenarios that are considered rude and unpleasant, but because it has become common, society accepts it as norms. Camus incorporates atrocious personality traits of the characters, variety, consistency, and everyone’s fate through the creation of the characters. Camus demonstrates the disregarded reason behind

  • The Personality Of The Stranger In The Stranger By Albert Camus

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    Emmanuel 1 Emmanuel Cann Mr. David English IV 10/16/17 The Stranger The Stranger was originally written by Albert Camus in French. It was later translated into English and some of its meaning must have been lost. The original title was L'etranger which translates loosely to many different words. Meursault is a character of scarce conversation, as well as emotion. But Meursault shows

  • The Stranger Essay

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    Albert Camus' influential novel, The Stranger, a great work of existentialism, examines the absurdity of life and indifference of the world. This paper provides a summary of the novel, and outlines some of the novel's main themes. The novel's protagoinist, Meursault, is a distanced and indifferent young man. He does not believe in God, and lives his life with seemingly sensuous abandon. After Meursault is caught up in the life of a local pimp, he rather inexplicably murders a young man on the

  • The Stranger Essay

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    The Stranger The Stranger exhibits a society that has confined itself with a specific set of social standards that dictate the manner in which people are supposed to act. This ideology determines the level of morality, and how much emphasis should placed on following this certain "ethical" structure. Albert Camus's main character, Meursault, is depicted as a nonconformist that is unwilling to play society's game. Through Meursault's failure to comply with society's values and conform to

  • Metamorphosis And The Stranger

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    existence. The Metamorphosis, written by Kafka in 1915, follows a traveling salesman who struggles with his purpose in life. Similar to that story, Camus’s The Stranger, published in 1942, details the unnecessary undoing of an Algerian man who follows his own morals, not society’s morals. Within Kafka 's The Metamorphosis and Camus 's The Stranger, the characters ' isolation in society, illogical thoughts without real reasoning, and freedom to choose reflect the concept of Existentialism by illustrating

  • Existentialism In The Stranger

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    The novel, The Stranger, written by French author Albert Camus, is a philosophical fiction piece published in 1942. This book used both Existentialism and Absurdism to promote Meursault 's problem throughout the book. Both of these are related to Modernism, which was the aftermath of the industrial revolution. “Modernism is a philosophical movement that along with cultural trends and changes arose wide-scale and far reaching transformations in western society during the late 19th and early 20th century”(Koofers

  • Essay The Stranger

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         Albert Camus’ The Stranger, is told by narrarator, Meursault . Our speaker seems to be a person detached from feelings, he shows no emotion. Neither the external world in which Meursault lives nor the internal world of his thoughts and attitudes possesses any rational order. He doesn’t have reasons for doing half of the things he does. For these reasons I believe Meursault is determined, but doesn’t know it.      Our protagonist and narrarator

  • The Stranger Essay

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    The Stranger The Stranger was originally written in French. When Stuart Gilbert translated the novel, he came across a small problem. “The title of Camus’ classic novel is difficult to render into English because the French word bears the connotations of both ‘stranger’ and ‘foreigner’ at the same time, and each of these concepts is at play in the novel.” (Mairowitz1) Finding the right translation was crucial because the title is symbolic. “The Stranger symbolizes the theme of the

  • Absurdism In The Stranger

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    philosophy, absurdism, in his story, “The Stranger”. Absurdism is when humans live meaningless lives in an irrational universe. Meursault, the protagonist in “The Stranger”, has an absurdist view to life, which the story revolves around. Meursault's unique view of life is unique and different from the ethics of the society. Absurdism plays a key role in Meursault's life as the absurd sun influences his actions while his absurdist philosophies make him a stranger to society. The absurd sun physically