3 meursault's lack of emotion at his mother's death is the touchstone for camus's message, and thus for the critical response to the novel. Meursault, the narrator and main protagonist in albert camus's existentialist novel the stranger, shows many characteristics held to the philosophy of absurdism as the novel begins, meursault. Albert camus uses meursault as a symbol of the nihilism that was then sweeping a europe that was engulfed in a conflict that promised only a continuation of the death and destruction that began with the blitzkrieg in 1939. The stranger is a famous novel written by french philosopher albert camus it tells the story of a young algerian man, meursault, whose perception of life, behavioral norms, values, and himself, differ drastically from those shared by common people.
The stranger, written by albert camus is a fictional novel set in algiers in the early 1940's the first-person narrator, mr meursault, describes his life in a memoir-like fashion beginning the day after his mother died in part one he begins by attending his mother's vigil and burial, during. The stranger by albert camus the stranger, by albert camus, begins with meursault receiving a telegram informing him of his mother's death he attends the funeral and shows no remorse during it, but he complains about how hot it is. Starting on the stranger is a good call: camus' later novels kept getting more complex which is not to say that the stranger is lightweight after all, it explores a philosophy that states that the world is devoid of all rational meaning. The stranger: the stranger is albert camus's first novel, published in 1942 it follows the life of meursault, a french algerian whose apathetic responses to life get him in trouble socially and eventually get him killed.
In his novel the stranger 1, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd the novel is a first-person account of the life of m meursault from the time of his mother's death up to a time evidently just before his execution for the murder of an arab. Albert camus uses a character who is completely detached from life to show that some choices are inherently good or bad, and that in reality, there are people like meursault meursault is a representative of the grey area in life. By the end of the novel meursault declares, despite his impending death, i felt that i had been happy and that i was happy again (the stranger, camus 123) camus ends the novel by illustrating the power of living in the present. The stranger, by albert camus, is the story of meursault, a man who cares not for the future, nor the past he lives without meaning, without rationality, without emotions on one fateful day at the beach, meursault shoots and kills an arab, leading to a chain of events that causes his death.
Meursault the narrator and main character of the narrative, he is the driving force behind camus' examination of the absurd he, like the author, does not believe in god and comes to the realization that one must struggle against and with the absurd in order to create meaning in a meaningless world. In the stranger by albert camus, dualism is evident in part one and two of the novel, transitioning from femininity to masculinity as meursault changes throughout the novel in part one, the reader is introduced to meursault's feminine side he re-encounters marie and his sensual nature is revealed. The stranger (book) : camus, albert : a young algerian, meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. The characters in albert camus' ''the stranger,'' with the exception of meursault, belong to their community they are passionate and interact with one another. Albert camus' struggle with meaninglessness the stranger is definitely a book like few others out there, starting with the main character himself, an archetype you certainly aren't going to see often out there.
Albert camus wrote the stranger during the existentialist movement, which explains why the main character in the novel, meursault, is characterized as detached and emotionless, two of the aspects of existentialism in meursault, camus creates a character he intends his readers to relate to, because. The stranger (camus novel), a 1942 novel by albert camus the stranger (applegate novel) , a 1997 book in the animorphs series the stranger (van allsburg book) , a 1986 book by chris van allsburg. Be warned, albert camus' the stranger, an existential brain-challenger of a novel, isn't ideal summer beach reading more suitable for a cold winter full of nights spent indoors, the stranger is. Meursault, the main character in albert camus's the stranger, is an intriguing individual with a complicated relationship to the world around him he is curious by nature, and often wonders about the reality and purpose of the situations he finds.
The stranger by albert camus is among the curious classics which seem to slowly lure you into the romantic plot of part one truthfully, the beginning goes at a snail¿s pace, introducing the characters and meeting the narrator meursault. Albert camus the stranger the stranger by albert camus translated from the french by stuart gilbert vintage books a division of random house. For more information visit the albert camus society factual construction of meursault's character before they are dismissed from the courtroom and as well as the novel. In the stranger, albert camus creates meursault as a protagonist, who does not think about anything deeply because of that, he can not really enjoy his life however, finally, he thinks about his life when he faces death he truly realized how to face to the absurd world, and thus becomes camus' perfect existential hero.
Marie represents the happy life meursault desires to live in fact, she is the only reason he even considers regretting his crime meursault sees marie's face in the prison wall—but the image fades after a time. This is the first line of albert camus' great existential novel, the stranger the narrator and protagonist, meursault, receives a telegram telling him that his mother has died in her retirement home.
Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in the stranger, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work meaninglessness of life and the absurd from meursault 's perspective the world is meaningless, and he repeatedly dismisses other characters' attempts to make sense of human. The stranger by albert camus within meursault he starts off uninterested in life, and he ends upuninterested in life points of the stranger isn't. L'étranger (the outsider [uk], or the stranger [us]) is a 1942 novel by french author albert camusits theme and outlook are often cited as examples of camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though camus personally rejected the latter label.