Albert Camus

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I. Biographical Insights

A. Albert Camus' cultures consist of being a novelist, literature and short story writer of many books. He wrote an essay on the state of Muslims in Algeria, causing him to lose his job and he moved to Paris. Albert Camus also joined the French resistance against the Nazis and became an editor of 'Combat', an underground newspaper. He was dissatisfied with the editorial of the Board and left the underground newspaper.

B. Albert Camus, son of a working-class family, was born in Algeria in 1913, in an extreme poverty area. He spent the early years of his life in North Africa, where he worked at various jobs in the weather bureau, in an automobile-accessory firm, in a shipping company to help pay for his courses at the University of Algiers. Albert Camus then started journalism as a career. He finished early schooling, majoring in philosophy with a goal to teach.

He was married to Simone in 1934 and divorced in 1936.

C. The factor that influenced Albert Camus was his parents, who were a working class family. He was determined to make a better life for himself by getting an education and preparing himself to go to college. The fact that he lived in North Africa, he wrote lots of fiction books, dealing with moral problems of universal importance.

1. I think Albert's prospective in life was to just be able to write books for people that actually would deal with the reality and difficulty of people facing everyday life. Also, the difficulty of people facing life without the comfort of believing in God or just having moral standards.

2. He most likely to weave into his writing the ideal of setting moral standards and placing the comfort that an individual would need to...