Meursault in the stranger by albert camus

Concepts such as cooperation, joint effort and solidarity are of key importance to Camus, though they are most likely sources of "relative" versus "absolute" meaning. Camus regretted the continued reference to himself as a "philosopher of the absurd".

The novel is a first-person account of the life of M. Meursault, on the other hand, is absolutely certain about his own life and forthcoming death. The affliction, which was then incurable, caused Camus to be bedridden for long and painful periods.

To Camus there is no truth, the world is essentially absurd and all that exists is the relative truth an individual places on events and ideas. He moved to Bordeaux with the rest of the staff of Paris-Soir.

He cannot reconcile the contingency of his sentence Why guilt. Why sentenced by a French court rather than a Chinese one. And look, yes, there is much to this — but this ends up being too easy. Camus, who had been a member of the Communist Party a political party whose members support the idea that the government should control the production and distribution of goods for one year, afterward maintained a position of political independence from the parties in France.

In this connection, it must be admitted that he is externally very sensitive and aware, despite his lack of self-understanding and emotional response. Behind the scenes, he began to work for imprisoned Algerians who faced the death penalty.

Nor does he care if he marries Marie or not. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death. He also toured the United States to lecture about French thought. He is regarded as a stranger to society due to his indifference. Richard Penner was professor of English at the University of Tennessee.

Later I was told that this book was a story about something much like the Azaria Chamberlain case. Camus stood with the anarchists when they expressed support for the uprising of in East Germany.

After his trial in which he is sentenced to be executedhe no longer indulges in his memories or passes the time in the frivolous way he was accustomed to spend Sundays at home.

The Stranger Summary

Ward translates this as "with cries of hate". After Meursault is found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to death, he repeatedly refuses to see the chaplain.

He passes the time sleeping, or mentally listing the objects he owned in his apartment. Fiction of the Absurd: He was forty-six years old. However, Camus did not identify himself as a philosopher.

Later, Meursault walks back along the beach alone, now armed with a revolver which he took from Raymond to prevent him from acting rashly. It lasted until What is very interesting is that the priest cannot accept this as an answer. Okay, so it is black humour, but Camus was more or less French — so black humour is more or less obligatory.

To Camus there is no truth, the world is essentially absurd and all that exists is the relative truth an individual places on events and ideas. He has the fatalistic feeling that "what's done is done," and later explains that he has never regretted anything because he has always been to absorbed by the present moment or by the immediate future to dwell on the past When he hears Salamano, a neighbor, weeping over his lost dog which has evidently diedMeursault thinks of his mother — but he is unaware of the association his mind has made.

Of course, the "meaning" of another's death is quite difference from the "meaning" of one's own death. All other questions follow from that. Stuart Gilbert New York: The absurdity of life and its inevitable ending death is highlighted in the very famous opening of the novel The Stranger Her brother and friends try to take revenge.

The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus that was first published in Albert Camus THE STRANGER I had a feeling he was blaming me for something, and started to explain. But he cut me short.

“There’s no need to excuse yourself, my boy. Childhood Albert Camus was born on November 7,in Mondovi, Algeria, then part of France. His French father was killed in World War I (–18; a war that involved many European countries, such as Russia, the United States, and areas of the Middle East) when Albert was just one year old.

L’Étranger (The Outsider [UK], or The Stranger [US]) is a novel by French author Albert Camus. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus' philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. Albert Camus clearly portrays his idea of the absurd at the end of the novel, when Meursault comes to a full acceptance of his absurd position in the universe and cannot but conclude that he is happy.

Albert Camus Biography

Meursault accepts his own death and the indifference of the world to his death. In Albert Camus’s “The Stranger”, the absurdity of life from Camus’s eyes are put on display through the main character Meursault.

The sense that the meaning of life is in the human experiences and that things shouldn’t be questioned is the basis of who Meursault truly is as a person.

Meursault in the stranger by albert camus
Rated 5/5 based on 46 review
The Stranger by Albert Camus