Comparison Of Existentialism In 'Albert Camus'

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Albert Camus is an author that does not believe in God, this can probably be reflected in some of his characters, and why they might not believe or not be comfortable with the idea of god or a higher reason or meaning for existing. It can be seen from this how two literary terms presented to us in the novel might help us better understand it characters.
In the novel the two literary terms that are presented are existentialism and the absurd, both which help us understand the reason the main character, Mersault acts the way he does toward society and the people he meets, like the minor characters for example the Arab, Marie Cardona his girlfriend and Raymond Sintes one of his neighbors.
Existentialism was a literary movement of the mid-twentieth century. This term states that man has complete freedom to determine his own fate, what he chooses to do or not to do in fact determine it’s existence. Existentialism states that an individual is the way he is not because God created them that way, but because he is and this is where his actions have taken him. Individuals are unique and independent, their choices are theirs to make, and their destiny is theirs to choose. It is because of this individuality that they exist at all.
Existentialism can be seen in the text when Mersault kills the Arab and decides to do so not because he felt threatened but because it was the light from the sun that shot off the Arabs knife, and the intense heat along with the salt from his sweat in his
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