The Stranger written by Albert Camus, gives the reader an insight in the life of Meursault and his family and friends, but also has a hidden moral behind it. In “The Stranger”, Camus uses metaphor to describe the relationship between Meursault and his mother. The assumptions people make has a chance of being right or wrong, but Camus uses Salamano and his dog as an extended metaphor to show that even though everyone believed that Meursault did not care about his mother, he in fact he did care about his mother, and it was the same situation with Salamano and his dog. Meursault had an estranged relationship with his mother. They did not have that tender mother-son relationship, because when they lived together they hardly had any communication between them, living completely separate lives while still living in the same house. When he sent her to the old people’s home, he rarely visited her or spent any time with her.” Perez said it was really my mother he had known and that he had seen me once, on the day of the funeral”(Camus, pg91). Thomas Perez was a very close friend of Maman in the old people’s home, so for him to say that he never saw …show more content…
The reader would assume that the relationship between Salamano and his dog was abusive because of what they have read, but Camus shifts that thought by Salamano saddened by the fact that he might never see his dog again, and it was the same case for Meursault and his mother. Camus wanted to make a statement of how we always assume and believe our assumptions, only based on what we see, using Salamano and his dog as an example. Meursault’s actions would indicate that he did not care about his mother, but how interacts with people and what they think of that does not determine that he does not care about his
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A loving elderly man who grew very close and fond of Meursault's mother at the nursing home. Thomas Perez and Madame Meursault's relationship was one of few sincere relationships that the novel illustrates and serves as an opposing view to Meursault's understanding of the world. The Chaplain- A priest who visits Meursault throughout the trial and demands that he take comfort in God.
During the beginning of the novel, Meursault goes to his neighbor Raymond’s house. The visit results into a physical fight due to insults made towards Meursault. Relating to aspects on violence, this scene was made to show simple
Overall he leads an indifferent life which results in poor and meaningless relationships with people such as his mother, girlfriend, and neighbours. Meursault lacks emotion and compassion, because of this he doesn’t react to anything negative in his life and remains
Introduction: In the novel The stranger, written by Albert Camus Meursault kills a man, “The Arab” in act of self defense. After Meursault is put to trial, his lawyer becomes more focused on Meursault's attitude and believes. When meursault mother died, he had a very unemotional attitude, which causes problems later on in his trail. He is later sentence to the death penalty.
The Other Side, a children’s book written by Jacqueline Woodson about how a metaphorical fence divides blacks from whites. Clover, a little black girl who lives in a yellow house on the other side of a fence from a little white girl named Annie. The tone of the story is all people are made equal; We are trained to judge people by their skin tone. The symbolism is the fence; The audience was the children. First, The Other Side’s tone is everyone is created equal.
This is the moment where Meursault truly feels alone and isolated from the world, but he hangs on to his memories of his girlfriend Marie. In this seclusion, Meursault learns that humans exist in a meaningless world that is only worth living due to the idea of love. He learns that he loves the possessions that he can not have such as cigarettes and swimming. It is through this loss that Meursault learns that love is what saves us from the world and that morality makes this idea more possible. (Mikics et al).
The battle for existence is what drives Meursault to connect more to the physical world. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, there’s a young, detached man named Meursault living in French Algiers. At the beginning of the novel, Meursault receives a telegram, which informs him of his mother’s death. He acts calm during and after the funeral and frolics around with his girlfriend, Marie. While on the beach with his friends, they are suddenly confronted by Arabs and get into a fight.
Meursault has an absurdist attitude toward his world inside of his mental and physical world. Meursault blames his rash actions on the world and environment. At Meursault’s trial, after he killed the Arab, he defended himself by saying, “it was because of the sun.” (Camus, 103) Meursault actually believed that the sun made him kill the Arab man. In The Stranger, the sun is the main antagonist.
One of the most important passages within the novel is when Meursault repeatedly defies the chaplain in the cell. It serves as a pinnacle for the entire story, and grants readers a look into the main characters state of mind. In this passage, Meursault comes to a dramatic realization of who he is through an existential epiphany, and with thorough analysis the overall significance of the passage to the story is revealed. In the passage the chaplain visits Meursault much to Meursault’s displeasure.
The Stranger, written by Albert Camus, It follows the story of our tragic hero, Meursault, shortly after his mother dies through the events that lead to him being sentenced to death. Camus uses the motif of weather to express Meursault’s emotions. The Stranger shows how even when a person does not explicitly express emotion they are shown in some way. How emotions are expressed is a window to a person's personality. I will first discuss how Meursault appears emotionless, than how Camus uses the motif of weather to express Meursault’s emotions for him and lastly what impact this makes.
The word ambiguity means "doubtful or uncertain, especially from obscurity or indistinctness; capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways. " In the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus, the narrator of the story, Meursault, kills a man seemingly out of cold blood. Camus uses ambiguity to cloud the motives behind the narrator's actions, one can understand this more when looking at the actions, words, and characteristics of the narrator. One major way the author uses ambiguity to cloud the motives of the narrator are through his actions. For example, when the narrator was walking on the beach approaching the Arab, he states "It occurred to me that all I had to do was turn around and that would be the end of it," (Camus 58).
Will Hartman Ms. Hogan English 4 March 10 Is Meursault a bad person? Is Meursault a bad person or just misunderstood? " The Stranger" by Albert Camus follows the life of a man named Meursault. This book was set in the 1940s. After careful consideration of Meurasult's actions and motives, it is obvious that he is an imperfect individual who is guilty of making very unethical decisions.