The only difference in his life is that he must proceed with the normal actions of mourning and funerals. The prosecutor says Meursault is on trial for burying Maman with a crime in his heart. He again allied with the anarchists in 1956, first in support of the workers' uprising in , Poland, and then later in the year with the. Despite the seemingly negative qualities of this unemotional man, people nevertheless seem to care for him. Plot Overview Meursault, the narrator, is a young man living in Algiers.
They get on the bus for the beach and are not followed. The novel begins as Meursault receives a telegram about the death of his mother. Meursault admits to himself that the prosecutor is correct that he is not able to show remorse. The Occupation authorities found nothing damaging to their cause in the book and it was published as written. He is relieved to return home after the funeral has ended and remembers very little about it. They go watch as Raymond is beating the woman but Meursault does not want to call the police since he does not like them. Camus and his mother, an illiterate house cleaner, lived without many basic material possessions during his childhood in the Belcourt section of.
Our life must have meaning for us to value it. Meursault agrees to write the letter because he is there and Raymond seems to like it very much and says they are pals. In addition, he was only able to study part-time. Still this time is not so hard for Meursault. The publication of this book in 1994 has sparked a widespread reconsideration of Camus' allegedly unrepentant colonialism in the work of figures such as in the. The prosecutor seems to dwell on his crime being premeditated.
He is invited by Raymond to bring Marie to his friend's house and told that an Arab relative of Raymond's woman has been following Raymond. Camus wrote The Stranger from a place of tragedy and suffering. He appears to be casual and indifferent about life events. Raymond asks Meursault to be a character witness for him; Meursault agrees, since all he has to do is state that the woman had cheated on Raymond. Meursault admits he is happy enough where he is and the boss berates his lack of ambition.
He moved to with the rest of the staff of Paris-Soir. The affliction, which was then incurable, caused Camus to be bedridden for long and painful periods. When the police interfere, Meursault agrees to testify in favor of Sintes. At the end, Meursault is then visited by a Chaplain and becomes angry that he suggested that he turn to God for mercy. They lure the girl on a date, where the pimp beats her. Under tremendous heat and when the sun hits his eyes, Meursault fires the weapon five times and kills the Arab to end part one. He declares that he is correct in believing in a meaningless, purely physical world.
He thinks of Marie for the first time in a while at such a moment and the chaplain comes in. The Stranger, written by Albert Camus is a fictional novel set in Algiers in the early 1940's. These items and his memory allow him to ease time. The caretaker explains that dead bodies must be buried much more quickly than in Paris because of the heat. Meursault has looked only for Marie and not found her. Raymond invites Meursault over for dinner.
Because he befriends his neighbor, Raymond Sintes, he is drawn into a conflict with a group of Arabs. He wants to be agreeable. His aloofness, though, may not have saved him from suffering. He isn't interested in discussing things that he doesn't care about such as God , so he becomes agitated with people who try to have religious discussions with him. Why would such an agreeable, indifferent, passive person murder one of his fellows? Some fear escapes him as a magistrate attacks him with a crucifix, and he considers the certainty of the guillotine. In , Camus identifies rebellion or rather, the values indicated by rebellion as a basis for human solidarity. He wakes up the next day and realizes that it is a weekend and is not surprised his boss was annoyed.
He won't tell her that he loves her. This is a belief held by people so that they could have a sense of significance. They go swimming then see a comedy movie. . Marie testifies about the day they met following Maman's burial which is turned by the prosecution into a dubious liaison too close to his mother's death.
Meursault does not like to talk about this much. Meursault is hot and dizzy. Salamano is outraged at the idea of paying. Soon after the event on 6 August 1945, he was one of the few French editors to publicly express opposition and disgust to the United States' dropping. Schrift 2006 , Twentieth-Century French Philosophy: Key Themes And Thinkers, Blackwell Publishing, p. The myths of the French-Algerian are evident throughout the novel, such as the notion that they live on the frontier, are pagans, are sexualized, live through their bodies and sport, and oscillate between indolence and intense emotion. He loses a sense of all but yesterday and today.
Instead, he comments on the terribly hot weather and the behavior of other attendees at the ceremony. They talk about Raymond's fight with an Arab and then, his cheating girlfriend. Camus did not consider himself to be an despite usually being classified as a follower of it, even in his lifetime. They meet Salamano on the way back. He attacks the chaplain as the one who is dead inside, waiting for something after life. He remembers the days when he was happy, noting that his path could have gone either way. Marie looks beautiful and Meursault looks at her body more than he listens to her voice.