Essays Tagged: "Camus"

Existentialist Darwism and Neo-isolationist Rejection in Camus' "The Stranger"

ightening, introspective analysis of Existentialism as a philosophy and as an integral component of Camus' literary genre. WOW!Camus's The Stranger is a grim profession that choice and individual free ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and Camus' "The Outsider"

adhere to a set of principles inorder to maintain order. In Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and Camus' TheOutsider , however, both protagonists ignored the values of their society. Raskolnikovand ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranger: Existentialism Essay that analyazes the use of Existentialism withing the novel The Stranger.

, the belief that mankind is entirely free and therefore responsible for their actions, is shown in Camus's novel, The Stranger. Through the various characters (namely Meursault) and elements of the s ...

(2 pages) 157 1 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

Albert Camus and Existentialism"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairi ... of lifeas in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."--Albert CamusExistentialism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that primarily focused on individu ... al movement in literature, particularly in the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Franz Kafka, and Albert Camus.More specifically, Albert Camus wrote about existentialism in his novel, The Stranger. Camus w ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"The Outsider" by Albert Camusgiven Mersault's.

ure of everything, surer than he was, sure of my life and sure of the death that was coming to me."(Camus 115) In society's eyes he was not a martyr, but a cold-blooded murderer. Legally Mersault was ... did not see any relevance between his feelings on his mother's death and the facts of the shooting. Camus is trying to show the ironic fact that society often claims to prefer the truth but in fact, t ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book report on Camus The Stranger

The Purpose:Camus himself, on the back cover of the book says the book is an exploration of "the nakedness of ma ... ith the absurd"; at first glance this book seems to have an almost unhealthy lack of the absurd and Camus' statement seems meaningless. That is until the book as a whole is explored and one realizes t ... The Stranger forces one to read between, and even through, the lines in a search for understanding. Camus' story can allow the reader to interpret his or her own meaning of the book, but one comes to ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critical Review of The Stranger by Albert Camus

what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life"- Albert CamusThroughout his life Albert believed the world is absurd, without purpose, and leading only onto ... ion of life. The Absurd refers to this pointless quest for meaning in a universe devoid of purpose. Camus came to the conclusion that there is nothing beyond this world, and we are simply thrown into ...

(5 pages) 114 1 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Camus defended the dignity and goodness of the individual" Discuss this assertion in relation to the novel.

a mild confusion after witnessing the reactions people would have with some of his answers. Albert Camus gave each human the dignity they deserved when they acted upon their own wishes and not those ... ave each human the dignity they deserved when they acted upon their own wishes and not those of (in Camus' view) a false deity.Meursault treats his acquaintances regarding them with an air of indiffer ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The affect of the weather on the protagonist in THe Outsider and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Camus and Solzhenitsyn both utilize weather to not only create a picture of mood, tone and atmospher ... this reaction can present insightful information about the particular person. This is exactly what Camus and Solzehnistyn rendered in the novels. The purpose of this paper is to outline how weather i ... it was inhospitable and depressing." The reader is put on a personal level with the protagonist as Camus wrote the novel in the first person. Ironically, by looking into Meursault's thoughts, the rea ...

(7 pages) 28 0 2.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Characters That Help Make Meursault an Outsider and as a Result Get Meursault's Existentialist Head Chopped Off

es her for her body, and even though he is engaged to her he still doesn't miss her for her. Albert Camus shows this by creating different characters that directly juxtapose to Meursault and make him ... asks Meursault if he loves her he replies, "it doesn't mean anything, but that I don't think so." (Camus 35). This shows Meursault as an outsider for this reason, that he seems to have the inability ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Talks about Camus's view on todays world

In reading Camus's essay I was very intrigued by his ideas and beliefs. I have actually never read an article i ... which today's society should take in order to move globally into a whole new perspective of living. Camus talked much in this essay about fear and how both fear and history has seemingly driven the wo ... ers is, doesn't cease to baffle me. The justification of murder simply is not acceptable/In reading Camus's essay I couldn't agree more with his thoughts and beliefs. The only way it seems that the on ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Short Commentary on Meursault's indifference in "The Stranger"

hat eventually is the inexorable result of Meursault's own death. As a stranger to society as well, Camus' hero is completely listless to many events which society would normally consider to be signif ... very beginning of the novel, Meursault's reaction to his mother's death is highly controversial as Camus himself intended. The author intends to depict Meursault from the outset as an indifferent exi ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Existentialism In Nietzche And Camus

The Existentialism in Nietzche and Camus A philosopher's profound insight may be determined and influenced by his adolescent years. Thu ... ies are apparent in the way he lived his life and in his works.Furthermore, in The Stranger, Albert Camus illustrates and supports many of Nietzsche's philosophies. With his main character, Camus show ... losophies. With his main character, Camus shows how one may live as an existentialist. Thus, Albert Camus and Friedrich Nietzsche's existentialist view on the death of God, the Overman, and belief in ...

(3 pages) 13 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Guest

Brotherhood is a thin theme throughout Camus' short story " The Guest" and is not really explored. There is a bond of brotherhood of sorts ... ru couldn't do any more to encourage him to escape unless he held the door open personally.How does Camus use the setting and descriptions of the landscape to help present and develop the position of ... criptions of the landscape to help present and develop the position of Daru? In "The Guest", Albert Camus uses both the setting and the landscape descriptions sparsely but very effectively to help the ...

(3 pages) 1430 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Albert Camus

Albert Camus was a French-Algerian Nobel Laureate who wrote many essays, articles, novels, and plays on his ... works he gained much acclaim, as well as much criticism. The childhood and teenage years of Albert Camus' life played an integral role in constructing his writing style and molding his literary opini ... played an integral role in constructing his writing style and molding his literary opinions.Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, now called Drean, Algeria in 1913. He is the son of a French father and a ...

(10 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Commentary "The Outsider" Albert Camus passage on page 106 - 107

The Outsider: Written CommentaryPassage BThe Outsider by Albert Camus, published in 1942 and translated from the French by Joseph Laredo is a novel which addresses ... resents the turning point of Meursault's life, the change of balance from happiness to unhappiness. Camus makes it stand out to the reader by using a lot of figurative language, such as metaphors and ... sing a lot of figurative language, such as metaphors and similes, personification and alliteration. Camus succeeds in making this passage stand out and even manages to portray his theory of existentia ...

(7 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Camus philosophy as revealed i

In L'Etranger, Camus uses Mersaults' experiences such as his mothers' death, killing the Arab, the trial, and his i ... ilosophy, which satisfies all principals of existentialism.To convey his existentialist philosophy, Camus uses the death of Mersaults' mother in the beginning of the novel. On the first page, Mersault ... o deal with the depths of human life. The fact that Mersault shows no compassion ultimately conveys Camus' philosophy of existentialism. Also, at Mersaults' mothers funeral Mersault does not cry or be ...

(2 pages) 756 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Dismissal Of Absolutes

The dismissal of absolutes by Camus in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus as an escape from the absurd shows that Camus' commitment to ... l as restricting their individual freedom. These sets of rules are clearly comprehendable in print. Camus discusses this in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus. "One does not discover the absurd without be ... nto the darkness of unconsciousness because they do not allow the absurd to infiltrate their minds. Camus and other existentialist thinkers have exposed many points about the absurd universe but have ...

(3 pages) 355 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Dismissal Of Absolutes

The dismissal of absolutes by Camus in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus as an escape from the absurd shows that Camus' commitment to ... l as restricting their individual freedom. These sets of rules are clearly comprehendable in print. Camus discusses this in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus. "One does not discover the absurd without be ... nto the darkness of unconsciousness because they do not allow the absurd to infiltrate their minds. Camus and other existentialist thinkers have exposed many points about the absurd universe but have ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Beliefs about the world

reby tries to provoke the reader to change the situation for the slaves. Other authors, like Albert Camus, share their beliefs about the world through a work of fiction, and by doing so they hope to b ... f fiction, and by doing so they hope to bring forth new knowledge about the world. In "The Wall" by Camus, A man is being held as a prisoner, and is asked to turn in one of his friends. He refuses to ...

(6 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy