In the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus, the protagonist Meursault is seen as an outcast and someone who does not fit with societies standards. He is someone who is rejected by society because of his philosophy and his way of life. Meursault is a man with a very straight and blunt personality and is not afraid to say what is on his mind. With such a strong and independent mindset, he does not allow anyone to change his view or opinion on the world. His meaning of life is much different than the masses, he is a man with no care in the world and believes that the world has no meaning or purpose.
Despite his nationalist view, he doesn’t take upon any responsibility to help the country by finding a job or serving in the fire brigade, which was a trait his aunt despised. Seita simply many days going about his insolent activities with Setsuko. After finding his aunt’s nagging to be bothersome, he let his self-pride create a delusion that he would be able to be self-sufficient on his own as he finds his own shelter. Koolbeanz: 002, a blogger who reviews various animes on the AminoApp, comments that after leaving his aunt, Seita practices “…’self-seclusion’, leaving society and living on his own. He attempted to live off of nature with his sister now in a position where he was the only influence in her
He speaks without thought and believes because he never witnesses Ron cry, that he never cries. This is another example for how Oskar is misguided due to blunt assumptions. This also portrays Oskar’s ruthless critique side that the reader has only seen little to none throughout the novel. If it were implied that Oskar does this regularly, it is assumed that this causes great stress on his mother and causes more struggle in their relationship. After searching for the lock for almost half a year, Oskar finally meets his grandfather, Thomas Sr. Thomas knows that this is his grandson but Oskar is
Meursault is an emotionally detached member of society and for this reason people see him as an outcast. Meursault goes through many events such as; a death of a loved one, marriage, and killing someone; that would have an impact on the typical member of society. However, these events have no effect on him. He continues on with his daily day-to-day routine as if nothing happened which reveals that nothing really matters to him. When a death of a parent occurs, many people would be distraught and troubled.
Peer exists in eternal skepticism, which develops into complete selfishness. “You simply don’t get to choose not to become anything,” Dr. Moi states, “because while you’re doing nothing, you eventually become something.” Unlike the character in Act 5 who cut off his finger to avoid serving in the military (and to stay with his family), Peer’s avoidance strategy had no underlying moral value. On the other hand, Raegan points out that Peer does come back to spend time with his mother in her final moments. This brings up a whole new topic -- women in Ibsen. Dr. Moi is appalled by the idea of Solveig sitting alone, on a mountain, for 50 years, knitting or something, waiting for Peer.
With existentialism the actions of a person determine the course of their life, while with an absurdist life the person is beyond apathetic towards because he/she feels that there is no true purpose to life, therefore why waste time on something as menial as emotion. When the novel begins Mersault has just been told that his mother passed away in her home and so he must go for the vigil and burial, which is something he sees more as a burdensome occurrence rather than an event for
Jimmy is not into science and he is always indifferent about his mother and father’s work, but when he saw that his mother could tell that he is not interested in talking about cells and disease, he quickly said, “I want to hear about the tiny cells, I want to!” (Atwood 21). Jimmy’s quick reaction to his mother’s unhappiness reveals that he is never able to fully connect with his mother the way they both wanted to. Jimmy’s desire to always please his mother shows that he truly loved his mother, but his mother does not really care for Jimmy. Their distant relationship is further supported when his mother just up and runs away one day. Although his mother left a note saying how
Camus says, “She asked me if I loved her. I said that sort of question had no meaning” (44). First Meursault barely blinks when his mom dies and now he won’t say I love you to his girlfriend. This also demonstrates the extent of the hopefulness of Marie versus the hopelessness of Meursault. Whereas even after this Marie continues to try to make her and Meursault work, Meursault is shown to be lost, cold, and angry.
Even though the postmaster had an impulse to go back, he left and carried on with his life whereas Ratan wandered about the post office, crying with hope that her Dada might return. ANALYSIS 1. The title ‘Postmaster’ represents a patriarchal society as the postmaster fails to recognize the relationship he has with Ratan and the effect he has on her life. Postmaster is like family to Ratan, whereas for him, she is a mere house help. He cannot imagine a relationship with a woman other than a conventional one.
Even she never dared to speak against the marriage of her husband and silently accepted the situation as she fails to give him a child. Tara, Jeeja’s grand-daughter is married off at the age considered suitable by her parents, not caring to know enough about the other particulars of the boy who is like any other man. Same is the case of Vimala, Mohan’s sister, when she was diagnosed with ovarian tumor she was neglected by her husband and due to lack of attention she bleeds herself to death in silence. In the complex Indian society because of the suppression of patriarchal society women had undergone transformations because of modernization. 3.