As Meursault perceives life contains no meaning, he is a hollow man who can not see the reality of life. He is much ignorant and lives in the present. “whole landscape shimmer with heat, it was inhumane and oppressive”(Camus 15).The sun represents the intimidating power of the natural worlds over human action. The sun is not repeated once, but many times during the funeral, which distracts Meursault’s attention and prevails the emotions, Meursault is unable to deal with himself. The sun is also the driving force, which makes Meursault murder the Arab man at the beach.“Scorching blade slash at my eyelash and stabbed at my stinging eyes...sky split open... the door of unhappiness”(59).
Throughout his trial in Part Two Meursault treats light in the same way as in Part I, on pg. 82 describing the sun as ‘glaring outside.’ However, his death sentence brings new meaning to light. He no longer worries himself with the presence of light, but instead the absence of light, specifically that the light of morning will not come. He knows that ‘they’ always come at dawn to bring the prisoner for his/her execution, so if he is able to view the ‘first light (...) on the plane of sky’ he will be safe. At this point, all
It’s not Mersault’s actions that influence his crime, but rather his lack of actions. His apathy for everything and the absurd causes him to place life to near or on no value whatsoever. Since he feels no remorse for Maman’s death, he certainly won’t feel anything for a stranger’s death even if he murdered him. The court looked into Mersualt’s private life and found details about the death of his mother. When Mersault’s lawyer is talking to him and it is said that, “The investigators had learned that I had “shown insensitivity” on the day of Maman’s funeral” (Camus 64).
Mary was guilty for her crimes and knew she was, but didn't deserve to die. This argument states facts to prove Mary Surratt was guilty. I would recommend that Mary was guilty but did not deserve the death penalty, i would have said “ There is not enough evidence in the case to prove that she was guilty”. Also Samuel
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.
She did try to hide it by calling the police in a sort of intense sadness, though. Mary is guilty of it because of trying to keep the blame from her. One may assume that Mary’s murder was involuntary manslaughter. The legal dictionary describes involuntary manslaughter as unlawful killing without intent which can be matched to this murder. However, Mary’s murder was from the heat of the moment.
Jules feels so guilty about the death of Baby’s mother that he is unable to even look Baby in the eyes. Jules does not want Baby to blame him for the death of Manon so he is secretive about the truth in an attempt to avoid his guilty wrongdoings. Jules is in denial of the situation, which is why he attempts to avoid the responsibility of owning up to his mistakes. In many cases, those who experience guilt eventually admit to their regret as a defense mechanism in an attempt to feel better, much like Jules. Jules attempts to hide from reality and escape the truth which manipulates his mindset.
Even though Meursault makes it perfectly clear that he does not believe in God, does not need help, and does have time to waste on him the chaplain still engages with him. He insists on Meursault giving some faith and repenting his sins, but Meursault’s defiance remains solid. He even calls the chaplain “monsieur”, explaining that he is not and never will be his father. Meursault’s resistance and refusal are almost a sort of ‘opposite reflection’ to the chaplain’s notions. Every time he proposes a religious idea, Meursault is quick to retort with a worldly alternative.
Because he is a stranger to the rest of the society, Mersault is personally attacked because of his differences, eventually leading him to death by the guillotine. Mersault does not seem to care about the little details of life because he is living it through and getting by on the simple necessities. He focuses on his physical needs rather than his irrelevant needs because he finds they have no importance. At the very beginning of the novel, Mersault’s mother passes away. Following Maman’s death, Mersualt expresses very different emotions.
For Meursault he does not feel remorse for any of his actions or antics because there is no purpose to life; There will be no judgement or ‘Hell’ for Meursault after death. Normally people of faith abide by certain commandments that would thus grant them acceptance to ‘Heaven’. Meursault finds such beliefs as silly and pointless, much like everything else. Meursault holds a pessimistic and absurd outlook on life; Camus made it apparent to infuse his atheistic and existentialistic values into the form of