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Part 1[ edit ] Meursault learns of the death of his mother, who has been living in a retirement home. At her funeral, he expresses none of the expected emotions of grief. Rather than expressing his feelings, he comments to the reader only about the aged attendees at the funeral.
He later encounters Marie, a former employee of his firm. For Raymond, Meursault agrees to write a letter to his girlfriend, with the sole purpose of inviting her over so that Raymond can have sex with her but spit in her face at the last minute as A review of albert camus story the stranger revenge.
Meursault sees no reason not to help him, and it pleases Raymond. While listening to Raymond, he is both somewhat drunk and characteristically unfazed by any feelings of empathy.
In general, he considers other people either interesting or annoying, or feels nothing for them at all. Raymond asks Meursault to testify in court that the girlfriend has been unfaithful.
On their return they encounter Salamano, his curmudgeonly old neighbour who has lost his abused and disease-riddled dog, who is maintaining his usual spiteful and uncaring attitude for the dog.
Meursault is surprised to learn about the negative impression of his actions. Later, he is taken to court where Meursault, who witnessed the event while returning to his apartment with Marie, testifies that she had been unfaithful, and Raymond is let off with a warning.
Later, Meursault walks back along the beach alone, now armed with a revolver which he took from Raymond to prevent him from acting rashly. Disoriented and on the edge of heatstroke, Meursault shoots when the Arab flashes his knife at him. It is a fatal shot, but Meursault shoots the man four more times after a pause.
He does not divulge to the reader any specific reason for his crime or what he feels, other than being bothered by the heat and intensely bright sunlight.
Part 2[ edit ] Meursault is now incarcerated, and explains his arrest, time in prison, and upcoming trial. His general detachment makes living in prison very tolerable, especially after he gets used to the idea of being restricted and unable to have sex with Marie.
He passes the time sleeping, or mentally listing the objects he owned in his apartment. He pushes Meursault to tell the truth, but the man resists. Later, on his own, Meursault tells the reader that he simply was never able to feel any remorse or personal emotions for any of his actions in life.
The dramatic prosecutor denounces Meursault, claiming that he must be a soulless monster, incapable of remorse, and thus deserves to die for his crime. In prison, Meursault awaits the results of his appeal. While waiting to learn his fate, either his successful appeal or execution of his death sentence, Meursault meets with a chaplain, but rejects his proffered opportunity of turning to God.
Meursault says that God is a waste of his time. Although the chaplain persists in trying to lead Meursault from his atheism or, perhaps more precisely, his apatheismMeursault finally accosts him in a rage. He has an outburst about his frustrations and the absurdity of the human condition, and his personal anguish without respite at the meaninglessness of his freedom, existence and responsibility.
He expresses anger about others, saying that they have no right to judge him for his actions or for who he is, that no one has the right to judge another.
At night in his cell, he finds a final happiness in his indifference towards the world and the lack of meaning he sees in everyone and everything. His final assertion is that a large, hateful crowd at his execution will end his loneliness and bring everything to a comsumate end.
Other instances are shown. Meursault is also a truthful person, speaking his mind without regard for others. He is regarded as a stranger to society due to his indifference. As Meursault nears the time for his execution, he feels a kinship with his mother, thinking she, too, embraced a meaningless universe.
Her brother and friends try to take revenge. He brings Meursault into the conflict, and the latter kills the brother. Raymond and Meursault seem to develop a bond, and he testifies for Meursault during his trial.
Marie Cardona was a typist in the same workplace as Meursault. Marie, like Meursault, enjoys sex. She represents the enjoyable life Meursault wants, and he misses her while in jail.
Masson is the owner of the beach house where Raymond takes Marie and Meursault.Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Stranger Mersault's mother dies.
Outwardly an average young man, he shows no grief at the funeral, he seems disconnected from the entire event: people notice. Review of Albert Camus: The Stranger. HOME The solitude that permeates The Stranger (L'Etranger) of Albert Camus () is neither the traditional solitude of eremitism nor the ambient solitude of wilderness but the modern psychological solitude of social and cultural alienation.
he Stranger,” a novel of crime and punishment by Albert Camus, published today, should touch off in this country a renewed burst of discussion about the young French writers who are at the moment making more unusual literary news than the writers of any other country.
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