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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

  • 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

  • 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 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 clear evidence of sociopath

  • 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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    The existence and purpose of human live has always posed a question for society. To answer this question, philosophers ponder Existentialism. Existentialism is the philosophy that humans exist for no true purpose and that each individual changes essence in his or her lifetime by finding meaning in life through freewill, choice, and personal responsibility without certain knowledge of right and wrong. This theory gained popularity in the mid-1900s after WWII caused many people to lose hope in an ordered

  • Who Is The Stranger?

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    Who is the Stranger? Have you ever seen the title of a book and instantly knowing what the content of the book might be? Well, that probably has happened to many of us. The reason why, is because sometimes the titles given to books or magazines are the primary focus of the plot within the story. In the book, The Stranger by Albert Camus shows how the title has a significant meaning in the story. The main character is affiliated with the title. However the other character also share char The book

  • 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