In The Stranger by Albert Camus, the main character, Meursault, struggles to conform to the societal norms that are expected of him due to him being an absurdist. Absurdism is based on the idea that the universe has no order or meaning and that humanity’s search for meaning to the universe is fundamentally futile. As an absurdist, Meursault views society’s standards and rules as unnecessary and pointless and because of this belief, he does not grieve after losing his mother because he feels it to be unnecessary. His lack of grief, however, contrasts with his neighbor, Salamano’s, intense grief after losing his dog on the street despite having a poor and relationship with his dog. Salamano’s grief represents the societal norms of grieving, and
After he explains his beliefs he shows his humanity by observing that she indeed looks sad. Meursault is not in love but often compliments Marie 's body, smile, and laugh and conveys that it makes him want her palpably: "I wanted her so bad when I saw her in that red-and-white striped dress..." (Camus 34) Even though Meursault is not very emotionally invested he definitely appreciates the physical aspect Maries presence and the convenience of their relationship. Meursault 's only pays attention to the physical things in
While Peter and Meursault both seem to be isolated in their own world, Peter eventually realizes his mistakes. These characters both lack the ability to follow social norms . Meursault demonstrates this when he hears Raymond beating the woman across the apartment complex. The normal thing to do in this situation is to call the police or run over and break up the fight. Meanwhile Peter sees a hypnotherapist to help him overcome his stress.
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.
Paul-Michael Foucault theories primarily addressed the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as an outline of social control through societal institutions. However, he does not have any exact clarification or tenet in regards to power. His thought is brimming with logical inconsistencies; he adores to manage contention and resistances toward with his own particular logic and methodologies. He argues numerous points in relation to puissance (French word means power) and offers definitions that are specifically contradicted to more conventional liberal and Marxist hypotheses of energy. Foucault makes some shockingly solid claims about power, which may even appear to be conflicting, both with another principal guarantee
His argument doesn’t neglect the fact that same-sex desires or relationships were new; his findings revealed that sexual desire runs deeper than just sex. Foucault found that our desires reveal some fundamental truth about who we are and that we, as a society and as individuals, have an obligation to explore ourselves, find our truth, and express it. Within Foucault’s framework, sex isn’t just something we do. He instead argues that the kind of sex you have or desire to have become a “symptom” of your sexuality. Foucault focuses on the Victorian era, the time period when people began to move away from confession in the biblical sense to psychiatry as the main means of confession and guidance.
This being one of the most significant events in the novel, because of the great shift it caused in Meursault's life, it was evident that Camus decided to integrate the psychological aspects of consciousness within to make it stand out. Another aspect that is psychologically demonstrated throughout “The Stranger” is how towards the epilogue of the novel Meursault has a mental awakening, and a sense of realization comes along with it as well. At this point in the novel, being locked up in a cell has allowed Meursault to reflect on life and contemplate, which leads to him finally accepting rejection and personal
A society contained to a set of principles punishes the non-conformers this is what sociology calls social control; when conformity is rewarded, and non-conformity is punished. This is represented in Albert Camus ' The Stranger aptly named as Meursault the main character doesn 't abide by general societal norms and rather than getting convicted for the murder he did commit he feels he is sentenced because of not loving his mother as society expects and, in a way, he is. Through Meursault 's actions of killing the unnamed Arab, helping Raymond, not grieving his mother, and having no true wants but basic primal necessities the reader can consider him immoral or evil from his violence; however, with the full presentation of his character which the reader experiences, as Meursault is the narrator, when he is imprisoned the reader reacts more sympathetically than they would if they had been one of the jury members. From the beginning of The Stranger, the reader understands Meursault is a complex character. The very first line of the book is, "Maman died today.
This essay consists of the concepts of punishment and discipline, given by Michel Foucault. It also consists of the critic of his theory. Michel Foucault was a French philosopher and a historian. He was involved in the structural and post-structural movement. He also has had a strong influence on the humanistic and scientific display.