Rebellions And Slavery In Albert Camus's The Stranger

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Rebels make change. Whether that is good or bad depends on the situation. In the novel The Stranger, Meursault is considered unorthodox by his society because he does not react to certain situations like they think he should. Rebellions that cause revolutions can be frightening, but they obviously happened for a reason. To cause a revolution, there must have been a substantial amount of people who believed in the same thing. Without a rebellion, America would not be what it is today. In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, Meursault is on trial because his society believes that he is a rebel. He does not belong, so his society wants to get rid of him, however, rebels are a necessity in this world because they help society grow. Rebels can include just about anyone that has made a change in society. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered a rebel because he went against the standards of society while standing up for the Civil Rights Movement. A movement that many believe was vital in our nation’s history. This is an example of how rebels do not always have to have a negative effect on a society. Without a rebel, such as Martin Luther King Jr., this movement may have never happened. Another rebel in our history is Adolf Hitler. He went against…show more content…
Rebels are seen as bad people who do awful things just to get their way. Parents, police officers, and teachers dread rebels. They are considered an annoyance and, at times, even a threat. A lot of rebellions involve good people dying, which causes people to resent all rebels. As soon as people hear the word ‘rebel’, they immediately assume it is a bad thing, and sometimes they are right. Rebellions can be scary and can cause a lot of damage. Almost every war was caused by a rebellion. Truthfully, this is a valid reason to want to get rid of any and all rebels. Wars can cause a lot of mass destruction to a country. Actually, it can cause a lot of damage to every country

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