An analysis of mersaults character in the stranger by albert camus

Some scenes and passages the murder, the conversation with the chaplain should also be revised. His "insensitivity" hurts his case.

When he loses his dog, he is distressed and asks Meursault for advice. He later encounters Marie, a former employee of his firm. Meursault, Marie, and Raymond head to the beach house, where they meet Masson and his wife. The book was eventually published in June — 4, copies of it were printed.

Although the chaplain persists in trying to lead Meursault from his atheism or, perhaps more precisely, his apatheismMeursault finally accosts him in a rage.

The Stranger Summary

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 is also a truthful person, speaking his mind without regard for others.

The Stranger

On the Saturday after the funeral, he decides to go to the beach. Meursault says that God is a waste of his time. Nor does he care if he marries Marie or not.

At her funeral, he expresses none of the expected emotions of grief.

That night, Meursault speaks to two of his neighbors, one of whom Salamano has a dog with a skin condition. Gilbert juxtaposes "execration" with "execution".

The ending lines differ as well: Ward translates this as "with cries of hate". Rather than expressing his feelings, he comments to the reader only about the aged attendees at the funeral. 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.

None of the Arabs in The Stranger are named, reflecting the distance between the French colonists and indigenous people.

As Meursault nears the time for his execution, he feels a kinship with his mother, thinking she, too, embraced a meaningless universe. 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.

Part II Meursault speaks to a magistrate after being arrested. It is a fatal shot, but Meursault shoots the man four more times after a pause. 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.

Marie, like Meursault, enjoys sex. Now he wants to punish her, so he asks Meursault to write her a nasty letter. Critical analysis[ edit ] In his analysis of the novel, Carl Viggiani wrote: Gerhard Hellera German editor, translator and lieutenant in the Wehrmacht working for the Censorship Bureau offered to help.

Other instances are shown. He brings Meursault into the conflict, and the latter kills the brother. 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.

His boss is nice to him, and he works hard. Raymond is injured, but patched up. The manuscript was then read by editors Jean Paulhan and Raymond Queneau. Disoriented and on the edge of heatstroke, Meursault shoots when the Arab flashes his knife at him. 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.

Meursault is surprised to learn about the negative impression of his actions. The narrator and protagonist, Meursault, receives a telegram telling him that his mother has died in her retirement home.

Penguin Books bought this version in for a paperback edition. There, he meets Marie, a former coworker. 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.

Raymond has his gun with him, but Meursault takes it away.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. The Stranger: CHARACTER ANALYSIS by Albert Camus: FREE BOOKNOTES / LESSON PLANS Cliff Notes™, Cliffs Notes™, Cliffnotes™, Cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company.

Meursault The narrator, an Algerian clerk who is sentenced to death for murdering an Arab. Céleste Meursault's friend and owner of a restaurant where he us.

Literary analysis: How Meursault is indifferent in The Stranger, by Albert Camus Although Meursault is the title character and narrator of Albert Camus’ short novel The Stranger, he is also a somewhat flat character.

The Stranger study guide contains a biography of Albert Camus, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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