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    “The Stranger” by Albert Camus follows the story of an apathetic and withdrawn man, Meursault, as he easily cruises through life with the belief that he is indifferent to the universe. The novel begins with Meursault receiving news that his mother had passed away. Immediately after traveling to the funeral, and not showing an ounce of emotion, Meursault engages in an unemotional relationship with a woman named Marie. His moral bankruptcy and emotionally detached demeanor stays constant throughout

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    The Stranger

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    The novel, The Stranger revolves around Meursault who does not conform to societal expectations; he is often misunderstood because he expresses himself as emotionless. Meursault emotionless demeanor often leads him to be disconnected in emotional relationships as he cannot fully comprehend human connection. Throughout the novel, Meursault fights a constant battle against himself. The novel places a heavy emphasis on Meursault's displacement with his emotions and the author tries to express how his

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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

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    The Stranger Book Review Your mother dies and you are left emotionless. The classic novel The Stranger, written by Albert Camus, is about a man, Meursault, who does not show any emotions at all, not even when his mother passes away. It is set the North African country Algeria. It starts with Meursault finding out that his mother has passed away. This is where he goes back for the funeral and decides to stay, and he meets up with old friends from the past. Like his neighbor Raymond who has a girlfriend

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    The Stranger

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    In the book, The Stranger by Albert Camus, Meursault finds an old newspaper article in his jail cell about a Czechoslovakian man who is murdered by his mother and sister. This article relates to his own trial by providing himself peace as well as the missing pieces found in both. The Czech man’s story expands the themes mentioned throughout the book, as well as supporting Camus philosophy of the absurd. The story of the Czech man that Meursault found in his jail cell, is vastly different from his

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    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

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    Mersault's The Stranger

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    of the narrator Mersault, and nothing of his eventual demise. The Stranger could have begun with Mersault introducing himself, or with a description of the setting, but instead it began with the following quote: “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know. I got a telegram from the home: ‘Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully ours.’ That doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday. And that is how The Stranger begins, and Mersault is introduced. This line manages to summarize

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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 clear evidence of sociopath

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    Absurdity In The Stranger

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    World Literature Ms. Megan Wall Jin Woo Lee September 23, 2015 The Stranger Essay: Topic One The Stranger, written by a famous French philosopher Albert Camus, tells a story of a young Algerian man, Meursault, who perceives his life, values, behavioural norms differently from other people in his society. Throughout the course of the rest of the novel, readers can easily notice Meursault as a detached and indifferent character who shows difficulty in expressing his emotions. However, by characterising

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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

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