I told her it didn’t mean anything but that I didn’t think so.” There are some things that we can read, firstly Mersault tells the reader about a question Marie asked him; he answers the question completely and honestly. Secondly as we know Mersault is a character that never alters what he is going to say to be respectful or to fit in societys box or norms and this answer to the question reinforces our knowledge, the way he answers also shows us the ignorance that can come from complete honesty. Finally we can see how a trace of the absurd or existentialism can be seen in the fact that Meursault sais that love does not mean anything and by this foreshadow the idea he later comes to understand; the fact that life has no meaning. Also by placing a full stop after the first part of the sentence, Camus makes the reader fell Mersaults indifference towards Marie’s feelings and by the use of words like “I didn’t think so” the writer emphasizes the indifference that Mersault feels . At the end of the novel when Mersault is waiting in his cell for his trial he realizes that life is absurd and he confronts this absurdity, because in his life he never stopped or paused to understand the meaning of that …show more content…
It is very important to see this novel an existentialist and absurdist point of view, but it is also important to not forget that this is a novel and when me come to analyze it completely we should also take into consideration that it contains prose style, literary features, character development, plot are just as important as the literate terms used in the
Great book , sharp, insightful story. All the time keeps in suspense and does not know what will happen next. And I want to turn a few pages forward to get to know what will happen next. Otlisno , and a big thanks to the author for this work. Enthusiastic and fascinated by the style of writing of the author.
Though realism is expected in a non-fictitious book, the lack of filters Villaseñor does for this book enhances its given experience to a reader. Villaseñor was not afraid of putting his thoughts in the book, and this lack of faith resulted in an inspirational piece of
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag who believes that television rules and literature are on the brink of extinction. Instead of stopping fire he starts the fire. His job is to destroy the illegal of commodities. When the other characters Mildred attempts suicide while Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag started to doubt himself and begins to questions himself. He begins to hide books in his house and when people had found out about what he was doing, he decided to run away.
I plan to follow the notion of desire through four concerns in House of Leaves and Infinite Jest: the function of the mother, the role of the films, the structure of the novels/ process of reading, and the relation of addict and reader. Desire is a notion at stake in Deleuze’s and Guattari 's departure from the Lacanian and Freudian model of the unconscious. However, the Deleuze-Guattarian conception of desire is not grounded in antagonism with the Lacanian model, but in a completely different tradition and is in fact closer to the psychoanalytic notion of drive. These two separate registers of desire will function as a basis for reading both novels and the four areas of concern will operate as points of entry into the two novels.
I believe that apathy and indifference does not contribute positively towards productivity because having a lack of interest and no ambition does not help one to succeed in a long term goal. Even though apathy can lead to getting work done, it still is not working to someone 's advantage. In my opinion being apathetic and indifferent does not fulfill a long and purposeful life. This is because apathy has many negative connotations like low ambition, weak social life, and unhappiness. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, the protagonist, Meursault is a man who has each of these qualities, and lives a very boring and uninteresting life.
The philosophy that is central to the novel, Absurdism, has elements that are derived from conclusions made on Camus’s own sociopolitical environment and the course of his own life. The political tension and overall chaos of the world in the early 1900s included not one, but two world wars, global economic depression, and the peak of European imperialism and violence. In moments in history in which people felt overwhelmingly helpless to the whims of a chaotic world, some choose to turn to assigning meaning through religion or metaphysical philosophies and analyses that help people explain their situation and thus control it. Camus, like the others that lived during this time, chose to accept the evident pointlessness to the world. Camus projects his own philosophy onto Meursault, and declares, “I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world” (Camus and Ward 122), approaching life as how Absurdism facilitates.
The question of absence is central in the novel, and could also be defined as disintegration, because one of the main organizing principles is the paradox. The main accent is on the notions of thematic and formal absence. At the very beginning, the reader is drawn into the story in medias res, surrounded by signifiers deprived of their signified. The absence of author’s intrusion makes the absence of apparent meaning even more complicated for the reader, who has to try to
This novel shows us that the real world is a very difficult thing to deal with and everyone has different ways of
The lines that follow throughout the novel will slowly release the riddle and story. Minute details of culture, journalistic narration, a prose style that is very dear to Marquez and the special vision of Marquez all mingle together to convert this small novel into an important masterpiece of twentieth century.1 The novel has only five chapters and in such a small novel Marquez introduces more than thirty characters. He is able to create an emotional picture about the main character within three or four lines. His prose style makes things appear as if they are under water and the picture that we see is both clear and unclear.
Meursault does not see meaning in love or marriage while Marie is somewhat romantic. Marie does not need an epic love story, but she is desperate to get married. When Meursault and Marie get together the couple display an interesting dynamic. Meursault is brutally honest with Marie on his ideas about love and his feelings for her. Marie wants the relationship to move fast towards marriage so she constantly asks Meursault questions to see how he feels about her: "A moment later she asked me if I loved her.
This novel revolves around mystery and the unknown. The reader can see it in the structure of the book. It is separated into two parts, before and after, and the chapters are titled in the format of a count down. For example, the first chapter is titled, “One hundred thirty-six days before.” This layout leaves the readers guessing and anticipating what is to come.
A connection with a reader and the characters in a book creates an experience for the reader and brings enjoyment. Normally, it is easy for the reader to develop a connection with the protagonist but with a lack of feelings from the central character, the bond is more difficult to establish and maintain. For example, Meursault, the main character in the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus, has an absurdist view of life. He shows a lack of emotion and lives as if life is purposeless with no meaning. Camus shows this behavior with his sentence structure and word choice.
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The all enveloping utter darkness adds to the sense of destiny. The novelist superbly produces the situation of calamity. First disaster in the professional crisis, then the individualistic crisis and last and final is the crisis of demise. Here intention of the novelist seems to make his reader aware of the delusion of the Meta narrative and to bust the myth of methodical
4.1: Introduction: The 4th chapter of my thesis is data analysis; here I discuss furthermore about my thesis topic character psyche and existentialism in the novel in perspective of existentialism theory. Since I have talked much about it, in variety of different references of original text, in 2nd and 3rd chapters. Herein, I analyze the general understanding of my thesis. 4.2: Understanding of main element of existentialism (meaning of life and aim of life) :