The Outsider by Albert Camus challenges the reader’s opinions through a philosophical perspective on the meaning of life, and absurdist outlooks within a diverse range of settings throughout the novel. Meursault, the protagonist of the story, is represented as an emotionally repressive, misunderstood and unaffected individual who holds the value of indifference and triviality towards the many people surrounding him. Through this idea, the use of a variety of settings in The Outsider assists the reader to identify Meursault’s personality...
Before the guided discussion, my interpretation of the literary meaning of the novel was very unclear. I could grasp that the reoccurring symbol of heat had a significant meaning, but I was unable to decipher what the meaning was. Furthermore, I also did not understand the cultural significance of many key elements in the novel, such as the funeral, Salamano’s dog, and the racist beliefs in 1940s Algeria. However, after the guided discussion, I gained clarity on these topics. I...
In the course of the interactive oral presentation, many aspects of the stranger by Albert Camus were discussed and explained by my mates. I learned a lot about the characters both the minor and the major ones. More importantly, I got a clearer view of Raymond’s character throughout the play and the role he plays in Meursault’s downfall. So in the course of reading the novel or text, Raymond is introduced at nearly the end of part one of the...
Despite the fact that The Stranger is an anecdotal work, it contains a solid reverberation of the philosophical idea of silliness of Camus. In his compositions, Camus contends that there is no coherent reason or request in singular lives and human presence specifically. Also, on the grounds that it is hard for individuals to grasp this idea, they are constantly attempting to distinguish and build a sensible structure or importance in their lives. The expression ‘craziness’ depicts the worthless endeavor...
Introduction This paper will examine how the two literary works The Stranger by Albert Camus and Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy challenge or reinforce misconceptions of the East or the so-called “Third World”, using Edward Said’s Orientalism and Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth as a backdrop to interpret and analyze the two literary texts. While we (readers) are prone to read The Stranger as being universal and revolving around the human condition, such universality could merely be a “superstructure”...
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The Stranger, by Albert Camus centres around the protagonist Meursault, an emotionless and indifferent individual. As a result of his nonchalant attitude, he is often viewed as psychologically detached. This is reflected in Camus’ use of succinct sentences and simple diction employed in the novel. His writing style not only reflects Meursault’s indifferent attitude but also reveals a lack of interaction with others. In the latter half of the novel, however, Camus contrasts this objective style with a more complex...
Abstract This essay about the film Dogville of Lars Von Trier is going to introduce through this film, the idea to be a “stranger” nowadays. How can it be appreciated in the content table, first I would contextualize the film of Dogville by explaining it and showing the most relevant data that surrounds the film. Then through an analysis of the film, this is going to be better explained in order to be compared with the Albert Camus work of...
Bohemian Rhapsody, a song, made by the band, Queen, is an old British hit song from the 1970s. This song has been largely been known as just another popular song from that era, until someone started to look closely at the lyrics. The lyrics show the constant thought of “fantasy” and “reality”. This of course is some of the main themes of The Stranger, by Albert Camus. The Stranger stars the main character Meursault as a young man who despises...
Daoud’s hero has a manifest horror of the absurd; he wants to replace a narrative that relates the absurdity of the human condition with a meta-report that revolts against this absurdity. However, as Sartre says: ‘The stranger is a leaf of his life. And since the most absurd life must be the most sterile life, his novel wants to be magnificently sterile. Art is an unnecessary generosity’. However, Daoud’s book is a narrative that explains and is clear. In fact,...
“The Stranger” written by Albert Camus is a story revolving around Monsieur Meursault, an indifferent man with a peculiar way of viewing life. “Waiting for Godot” written by Samuel Beckett is a play revolving around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon. Like “The Stranger”, these two characters are unordinary, living life in an abnormal way. This essay will be exploring how these books intertwine with each other through the similarities they share; however, they also contrast from each other due to...