Through the use of diction, Meursault perceives life is meaningless, which leads him to have the absence of strong bonding with acquaintance around him. He indicates that he lacks empathy from personal and social level. Meursault is a simple man who lives his life in a stickler type and changes annoy him. As the novel introduces Meursault mother being dead, he shows lack of concern and a burden to visit his mother for the last time. “Maman died today...I don’t know … everything will have a more official feel” (Camus 3).
Yours sincerely.” That does not mean anything. It may have been yesterday” (Camus 9). These are the starting line of the Stranger and it has a great impact on Meursault throughout the novel, which symbolizes the beginning, middle, and end of the novel, they are in the manner with his behavior towards life and how he sees the world in a different view than everybody else, Meursault is detached from his mother’s death, he does not show that he is hurt by it at all, he does not care about his personal issues. Instead, he cares about the unchanged world he is living in. Mother is very important to our lives, being a mother is an important role.
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
In addition, some of Meursault’s feeling were shown through his sub consciousness toward Marie, when Mersault felt uncomfortable under the sun, while Marie presents joyfulness in front of him, this had made Mersault felt a bit better compared to the feeling when Mersault was under the sun without Marie staying beside, “already bright with sun, hit me like a slap in the face. Marie was jumping with joy and kept on saying what a beautiful day it was. I felt a little better…” (47) Through
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.
In the book The Stranger Meursault’s mother just died at for some odd reason he didn’t cry or feel sad at the funeral. Then he starts talking to his neighbor, Raymond, and he is a bit of trouble. He would beat up his girlfriend and the cops would go to his house a lot. Raymond invites Meursault and Meursault’s girlfriend to a beach house his friend, Masson owns, when he see the brothers of the girlfriend raymond would beat up, they got into a fight. Then after Meursault took a walk and saw the guy they just fought they kept staring at each other when the arab pulls a knife on him and Meursault had raymond 's gun in his pocket.
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion” –Albert Camus (Albert Camus Quotes). Camus utilized this freedom in all aspects of life, namely in his relationships with women, which shaped him into an obsessive womanizer who engaged in multiple affairs. His distorted view of women was communicated in his novel, The Stranger, through Meursault, a particularly emotionless main character with similar thoughts on love. Both Meursault and Camus were Existentialists at heart, for they only found value in the physical world and believed that the universe was irrational. Meursault had few interactions with women, and those he had existed to serve his materialistic, sexual
He returned to his life as usual like nothing happened; he meets up with his “girlfriend”, he befriends a pimp and went to the beach with both. Talking about the beach Meursault killed an Arab on the beach in cold-blood; he killed someone for no logical reason. He was put on trial for the murder and was founded guilty, I mean why wouldn’t he; and was sentenced to execution. Meursault is both the protagonist and the antagonist. You may ask how can he be both, well because he faces the main conflict in the novel as well as causes it.
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. He believes that life’s inevitability is death, which means that all our lives are equally meaningless if everyone's collective potential ends in the same place. With this mindset, Meursault never seems to have any emotions which are highlighted throughout the
The reader is aware of the fact that Meursault is either contemplating life or already has due to his obvious absence of emotion :“I probably did love mother, but that didn’t mean anything”. His unconventional way of thinking causes Meursault to seem confusing to those around him Meursault’s absurdism becomes increasingly more apparent towards the end of the book as there are several characters questioning his motives for shooting the Arabian man after he had already been killed :“ But everybody knows life isn’t worth living. Deep down I knew perfectly well that it doesn’t matter much whether you die at thirty or at seventy.”, upon hearing this people are shocked, it is not exactly