Essays Tagged: "Meursault"

Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot " vs. The Stranger by Albert Camus

, the major difference from the novel and the play is their desire for God's salvation. Recall when Meursault was in jail, he did not want the magistrate to pray for God to save his soul unlike Vladim ... t for someone who is not going to come is just as pointless as not doing anything at all, just like Meursault who lives his life at the spur of the moment. Neither of them makes important goals in the ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

hat accompanythese elements are ultimately the deciding factors of the morality of one's existence. Meursaultis placed in an indifferent world, a world that embraces absurdity and persecutes reason; s ... t societal premonitions and an irrelevant status quo serve only to perpetuate afalse sense of truth.Meursault's virtue, as well as his undoing, lies in his unique tendency to choose, andthereby exist, ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Heroic but hardly admirable", how accurate is this assessment of Meursault in "The Outsider"

"Heroic but hardly admirable", how accurate is this assessment of Meursault in "The Outsider"When Meursault is described to us in the early stages of the novel we see ... but the converse is also demonstrated in many places. An example of the former is when Raymond asks Meursault to "draft" a letter to an Arab prostitute. Meursault knows what will result from his actio ... ious conspiracy. This lack of emotion is reinforced when the prostitute is beaten up by Raymond and Meursault remains impartial whilst his girlfriend, Marie, thought it was "terrible" and is sickened ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

Camus' TheOutsider , however, both protagonists ignored the values of their society. Raskolnikovand Meursault felt their own beliefs were significant, and through their actions they wereable to expres ... iant, while the otherman suffered psychologically. Through dealing with this strife, Raskolnikov andMeursault gained a better understanding of their values and personal worth.In the beginning both men ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An esaay evaluating and explaining symbolism and rhetoric devices used in the novel The Stranger

In Albert Camus' absurdist novel, The Stranger, Meursault's detachment from society and his killing of the Arab reveal moral and ethical implication ... , but religion and the legal system as well. By writing in the first person (from the standpoint of Meursault), he draws in the reader, making the evils of society more prevalent. The sun, I believe m ... tions; both of these ideas affect the characterization and theme of the novel.At the end of Part I, Meursault kills an Arab; an action not uncommon in Algiers during this period of social unrest (the ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

for their actions, is shown in Camus's novel, The Stranger. Through the various characters (namely Meursault) and elements of the story the beliefs of existentialism are clearly demonstrated in The S ... m are clearly demonstrated in The Stranger.Meursault is the apex of the existentialism belief. Once Meursault begins following the path of the existentialism beliefs (which is made apparent in the sto ...

(2 pages) 157 1 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger by Albert CamusMeursault is a shipping clerk whose mother has just died but he does not seem very upset about it. H ... e his mother's body is. The doorkeeper of the nursing home starts to open the lid of the coffin but Meursault stops him because he does not want to see his mother's body. Mr. Perez, his mother's frien ... dy. Mr. Perez, his mother's friend, is the only person from the nursing home to attend the funeral. Meursault sees Perez crying but all he thinks about is going home to his apartment so he can sleep.T ...

(7 pages) 42 0 2.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Meursault in "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.

e others think that they decide what they do by themselves. In "the stranger", Albert Camus creates Meursault as a protagonist, who does not think about anything deeply. Because of that, he can not re ... he truly realized how to face to the absurd world, and thus becomes Camus' perfect existential hero.Meursault is indifferent, and he thinks he perfectly enjoys each moment; however, the reality is he ...

(5 pages) 94 0 2.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Personal motive vs. societal influences: The powerful role played by society in "Crime and Punishment" and "The Stranger".

to transcend the induced limitations results in self-destruction. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, Meursault's lack of a local cause, motivation, and personal means of justification for his crime off ... ction of wrongdoing. Raskolnikov of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment contrasts himself with Meursault in that he continually wrangles with himself over the motivation of his crime. On the othe ...

(6 pages) 69 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mersault and His Trial in Albert Camus's "The Stranger" - This was for an IB Higher Level English class...

his is a question that naturally protrudes throughout the novel, as it is not abundantly clear what Meursault, the protagonist, was, in fact, put on trial for. At the beginning of the second part of t ... y reason of his trial, and perhaps not even an essential one for that matter. The fact remains that Meursault was undoubtedly put on trial, not for the murder committed, but for being the way he was: ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranger by Albert Camus

occurrences, the theory of absurdity is thought of quite frequently throughout. The main character Meursault, gets himself into a predicament that develops Camus's philosophy of the absurd. His philo ... Camus thinks that having an order to daily life is clearly unreasonable.In the novel, The Stranger, Meursault has a bit of "off the wall" luck. In the beginning of the novel his mother dies after livi ...

(7 pages) 110 1 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Existentialism, and how it is used in "The Stranger" by Beowulf and Grindel.

n to the choices we make in life. And the question " do our choices matter in the end?"According to Meursault, the main character in The Stranger, nothing in life is to be gained or lost. He always sa ...

(3 pages) 58 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discussion of the sun in the Albert Camus novel "The Stranger".

thinker, twisted the common meaning of the sun into a painful image. Thesun is on constant vigil of Meursault?s every action. Ironically, the bright light of the sunclouds his thoughts and judgment. T ... o represent society, whichthroughout the story frustrates, angers and eventually takes control over Meursault?s life.With the opening of the book, Meursault is faced with the death of his mother. Hemu ...

(2 pages) 74 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Outsider" by Albert Camusgiven Mersault's.

he truth but in fact, the truth makes them uncomfortable and frightened. For example: in the novel, Meursault's lawyer asks Meursault not to tell the court, " that to a certain extent all normal peopl ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Outsider".

d the actions of the protagonist within the novel.Set in the conservative society of 1940s Algeria, Meursault, the protagonist, is faced with dealing with death and it is in his reactions towards deat ... in his reactions towards death that we see Camus' exploration of the absurd. At his mother's death, Meursault is not remorseful, or sad at her passing. Right just the opposite in fact, after her vigil ...

(4 pages) 68 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A comparison of the life of Albert Camus and his novel "the Stranger".

ed that because of his biased writing style, Albert Camus has once again portrayed the protagonist, Meursault, to be a follower in the belief of The Absurd. Because of this one significant similarity, ... lgeria pre-World War II before he moved to France to work for the Combat Resistance Network (Ward). Meursault resides near to a coast, where he likes to take walks and swim for pleasure, similar to th ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"The Outsider" by Albert Camus.

h the use of imagery, symbols and strong characterisation that emphasise the social interaction of, Meursault with a judgmental and stereotyping society.Characterisation is the key area in which Camus ... ociety. Through the course of the novel figures arise and dominate and repress the individuality of Meursault and to a lesser extent his associate Raymond. The first such instance of this occurs durin ...

(5 pages) 83 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranger by Albert Camus. This is an essay on the book about the character Meurasault.

ghout the book that separate this book from most others. The first major crucial moment starts when Meursault travels to his mother's funeral and shows no emotion or remorse for his mother's death. It ... It is evident in the beginning of the story that there is a man who shows no emotion for anything. Meursault did not dare cry for his mother. In fact, when going to keep vigil a woman who was very cl ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranger by Albert Camus.

In The Stranger, Albert Camus reveals Meursault, the book's narrator and main character as distant, isolated, and unemotional. He does not ... ays unconcern throughout the book in his reactions to people and events described in the book.After Meursault's mothers death he sheds no tears and shows no emotion. He displays limited feelings for h ... n be seen as a negative trait, there is a young woman who seems to want to have a relationship with Meursault and a neighbor who wants friendship. Meursault rarely shows any feeling when in situations ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book report on Camus The Stranger

le: The Stranger is a book of many facets and meanings, most of which are not immediately apparent. Meursault, the narrator, is a person who neglects to mention several important aspects of his intern ... never says that he is not overly distraught over his mother's death. In the beginning of the book, Meursault seems not to know exactly who he is or what his place is in this world. He displays limite ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature