Meursault, the protagonist and narrator in The Stranger, is a dispassionate person who shows no emotional attachment to events and couldn 't care less about consequences of any event. Meursault is an outsider to his peers due to his unusual reactions to various events like death, marriage, and trial. People try to see deeper in Meursault, however his actions clearly shows what he values. In Albert Camus’, The Stranger, Meursault’s lack of emotions towards his mother reveals that Meursault views life as meaningless, regardless of whether times are sad, happy, or violent. A man’s relationship with his mother tells all about what kind of person he may be.
Well, the reason Arnold acted like a stone boy is that he suffered immensely from deep shock and psychological trauma where he showed no emotion during and after the accident. As mentioned before, Arnold struggles to comprehend and process the situation he was in. He was in a state of shocked that it caused him to get in an emotional detachment and traumatized causing him to deny what happened. Additionally, another reason Arnold is viewed as the stone boy is that he displayed zero emotion or reaction when he accidentally killed his brother. “Not a tear in his eye,” said Andy… (p.7).
The first stanza introduces the reader to the speaker inspecting her mother as she lies in her casket. Mish effectively uses repetition starting with “it” at the beginning of every thought to show her grief is consuming her and how her mother is the only thing she can think about. Mish also utilizes the word “closed” multiple times which reinforces the idea of death to the reader. This introduces a sad tone to the reader that continues throughout the rest of the poem by painting the picture of a deceased loved one at a funeral . Mish continues to use imagery to add to the sorrowful tone.
Meursault is a distinct individual who comes across socially awkward, with awareness to sensory aspects and peoples actions. He’s very disconnected from the world. Many aspects influence Meursault, some examples of these aspects are other individuals such as Raymond, Marie and the Priest. As well as other characters and their relationship with Meursault there are sensory aspects that affect Meursault. Physical things such as the sun and heat make him become uncomfortable and act “inappropriately.” The sun is present at his mother’s funeral, when he refuses to grieve.
He was excluded from community events and lost dear friends. In rural India, such reactions are aggravated, with most extreme cases seeing honor killings or family suicides. Due to the extraordinary stigma attached to divorce in eastern society, many people are afraid of divorcing their partners even if they are in an unhappy
In the world, many people pass on and those who mourn the death of loved ones do not know how to cope with the loss. Change surrounds everyone and everything; people die and once they no longer exist, loved ones find it difficult to adjust to the new normal in their life. In “A Rose for Emily”, Miss Emily loses people in her life, first her father passes and then her partner departs from her life. She becomes a lonely woman that blocks everything out; becoming a woman who is afraid of change due to the recent events that have occurred in her life. In “A Rose for Emily”, the theme is change, and the elements that were seen throughout the story were character, point of view and setting.
His wife is simply comforting and enabling him consistently while he and Happy possess no substantial relationship outside of the lies they both share. Understandably, Biff cannot stand his father. This isolation from those who loves him most is making him more miserable, although he seems unaware of it. In the end, Willy failed to see the happiness and fulfillment his family could
However, it is essential to him that he is happy to be different and have his own interpretation of the world that he is living in. The narrator thinks that human has no value and we all absurd because we are living in a world of absurdity. Meursault is free from worry, he does not show any importance towards his mom’s death, he does not want to see his mom’s body, which is absurd that everyone wants to see their loved ones for the last time when they die. Nonetheless, not Meursault, he does not live his life fully and he does not appreciate what he possesses, he is a lack of sentiment and emotion. The reason he shoots the Arab man and what lesson the process through the trial teaches him.
There is no rulebook or play-by-play list that you can refer to on the days when the panic and rage are so raw that you think you might lose your mind. And while your friends do their best to sympathize with you, no one understands the sheer desperation that always threatens to bubble over. A dying grandparent means facing my mortality with new eyes. In the final weeks of my grams illness, I’d often look at my children and worry that my death would burden them in the same way. I worried that the fear and terror I felt in these last months would be their journey someday when their father and I face our health issues.
She called me over to her desk, and asked me “What is going on?” I told her quietly, “My father got transferred, so I have to move closer to his work.” I could tell she was absolutely devastated by the look on her face. She began to tell me how much she wished I could stay when my friends, Ashleigh and Hunter walked over. I had not told them that I was moving, but they overheard me talking. They told me how much they were going to miss me as they began to cry. Seeing my two closest friends crying over me broke my heart.