"The stranger" by Albert Camus is an ideal example for existentialism. Concepts, actions, behaviors and relations of the main character, Meursault, with others around him, all have existentialism touches. He is a man who believes that life and the universe are meaningless, and therefore, what matters is the individual's existence and not the judgments made by others, for existence precedes essence. The novel starts with a letter to Mersualt telling him that his mother has died at the old persons' where she lives. Unlikely to normal person, he shows carelessness, with no sadness for the death of his mother. He pretends to be detached from her. Strangely enough he drinks a cup of coffee and smokes a cigarette in front of his mother coffin. During the funeral he cares about minor silly details such as, caretakers to be dressed in "black with pin striped trousers," more than expressing his emotions of sadness and sorrow. But in fact Mersualt has no emotions towards anybody or anything. The day after his mother he goes to his favorite, the beach, where he meets and dates his co-worker, Marie, and they go to watch a comic movie. …show more content…
When his girlfriend asks him if he loves her, he indifferently responds " it didn't mean anything." Also, when she asks if he wants to get married, he carelessly replies that they can get married if she wants to. To him the most important thing is his internal feelings which grow up his own emotions and feels regardless of others. Moreover, he has killed the Arab person, Raymond's mistress brother, for no good reason. He has taken the weapon from Raymond, his friend, to prevent him from behaving rashly, but all of the sudden, we find him shooting that unfortunate creature. During court trailer he shows no remorse for his crime, nor express any concern about the fatal punishment waiting for
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He is the only one capable of fulfilling his mother's wish. Even Cash is no match at that point. And Darl the observer describes the situation but his words are not useful like actions. This scene testifies to Addie hatred of words and those who use
Into the Wild Essay Being on your own can truly bring out who you are as a person. In life, people tend to take the path most traveled, this is usually the easiest/simplest path to take. In Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, he implies that people who choose their own path in life should be admired because it shows how a person gaining their own independence can and will bring out how they truly are as a person. In Chris’s life, he always has to abide by the rules of society, which he never enjoyed doing.
Into the Wild Essay Into the Wild is written by Jon Krakauer and is a biography. This book is the story of a man named Chris McCandless who graduated from college with a three point seven grade average and gave all his savings to charity .He then attempts to live off of the wilderness and is picked up by many kind people who agree to take him wherever he wants to go. All of these people offer him food ,shelter,or supplies but he refuses to take them stating that he wants to live off the wilderness. He very often is described to be a very independent person due to the actions that he takes in the book.
For years, man and nature have coexisted in harmony, but in recent years, man and nature have become increasingly disconnected, as air conditioning, GMO’s, and other innovations have been made to combat the natural way of life. Some people, such as Christopher McCandless, wish to be one with nature again. As his journey into the Alaskan wilderness proved, nature and man have a glorious and close, but sometimes the unforgiving and hostile relationship, as some men admire nature, but nature is not forgiving of simple mistakes as some minor misdoings can seal one’s fate. This is proven in Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild, as nature was unforgiving of Christopher’s mistakes while attempting to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. This relationship
Into The Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a biography about the adventure of Chris McCandless Chris McCandless is a 21 year old who is going into the wild and trying to live. In Alaska, McCandless is going to live off of what he has and the resources he can in hope that he can escape the troubles of society and be his own person. Chris McCandless, who is going to journey into the wild to find himself, finds his identity through the people he meets, his thoughts and beliefs and the adventures he takes. Chris McCandless has decided he is going to leave the life that he knows and go out to find what really makes him happy, but he can’t do it alone. Though he wants to be independent, McCandless comes across some people who have a big impact
Though assigned books in English class are not always books on my must-read list, Into the Wild was a winter reading assignment with a captivating main character, Chris McCandless. After winter break, Room 7304 discussions revolved around if Chris McCandless was “great,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition. As the class majority believed McCandless was heartless and ridiculous and suicidal, I couldn’t help but believe in his “greatness.” If I could meet Chris McCandless, American hiker and itinerant traveler destined to reach the Alaskan wilderness, I would ask him how was he able to block out all the societal influences, even during high school. How was McCandless able to be this strong, independent thinker without being the black sheep and
Stephanie Herrick Ordinary Men Analysis HST 369 February 22, 2017 Many men avoided WWII by joining the Order Police. These ‘policemen’ were sent to Poland, or the Soviet side of Poland to maintain order. There were thousands of men who were not wanting to enlist into the military to be on the front lines, thus deciding to join the police. The policemen had two ‘decrees’ to keep up with, it was described in the book Ordinary Men written by Christopher Browning, the commissar order; which involved for on-the-spot execution of any communist suspect of being an anti-German.
In the memoir Night, written by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist struggles with his initial important values while going through times of despair, urging him to abandon these morals for his own individual good. It is immensely imperative that he does not give in. Elie’s experience as a victim in the Holocaust threatens his loyalty to his father, relationship with God, and compassion with others to weaken. The main character is consistently pressed to discard these things, once the most meaningful matters to him, in order for him to stay alive. For most people facing the same situation as Elie, their one and only ambition is self-preservation, causing all of their other initial, now irrelevant, morals to go out the window in order for them to protect
He fails to see that it will not happen even after he has been sent to solitary 3 times
Eddard Stark is the Lord of Winterfell, Warden of the North, and is in the House Stark. He agreed to become the hand of the king when King Robert Baratheon asked him to, and he is also the father of the following major and minor characters found in this novel: Robb Stark, Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Bran Stark, and Rickon Stark. Daenerys Targaryen is the “Mother of Dragons,” and is forced to marry a Dothraki leader, Khal Drogo, by her brother Viserys Targaryen for his own selfish benefits in seeking power. She is one of the reasons why her brother, husband, and unborn child are deceased.
Mia Pegher Mr. Maggs Honors English 9 January 8, 2023 Into the Wild The golden rule, or “treat others the way you want to be treated,” is one of the most cliche statements of life, but is an example of how Chris chose to live his life. Chris McCandless, a twenty-one year old from Virginia, the son of Walt, his father, and Billie, his mother, spent his life trying to live life freely, not bound to materialistic objects. He travels to Alaska in hopes of finding purpose and meaning behind life, but unfortunately dies a few months into his excursion due to reasons unknown. His experiences on his journey are illustrated in the book, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer.
The Alaskan Scavenger Hunt Into the Wild, a true story and now a book written by Jon Krakauer. This story is about a young self driven independent college graduate who gave all his money to charity, gave his car away and hitch-hiked his all of over the United States seeking for adventure and his Dream. Chris McCandless abandoned everything he had and left without telling anyone. After two years of his journey, Chris McCandless was found dead in a bus located in Alaska. He had eaten potato seeds which was a big factor on how he died.
There are lots of books that cover themes of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice. “Kite Runner” is no different, the book was written by Khaled Hosseini. It details the life of a boy living in pre-war Afghanistan named Amir and tells the story of his friendship with his servant, Hassan. Unlike other books, the pair’s friendship is challenged and almost destroyed by the actions of others and even Amir himself. Throughout this essay, I will be discussing the three main themes of the book, the first of which is friendship.
In The Stranger, the crucifix appears to represent Christianity, a religion that Monsieur Meursault refuses to believe in or accept. Additionally, it represents rational beliefs that the magistrate attempts to thrust upon Meursault. He wants Meursault to accept God so that his sin will be forgiven. However, Meursault rejects the notion that his life have any significance or rational explanation.
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine!”