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Sure, this novella exposes certain absurdities in our society. What influenced Meursault to kill the Arab?

The others would all be condemned one day. So, he has to assume Meursault is either lying to him or is trying to taunt him. I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure. And this particular message is the worst for me. Every nerve in my body was a steel spring, and my grip closed on the revolver.

Camus also skewers and explores law and the legal system, which is interesting and at times amusing. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he embraced despair as a way of life or death.

He is sure syranac will go his way. We are not sttranac to get to the heart of him but we sure can appreciate where he’s coming from with just enough effort to realize that the example made of him misses the point by a shamefully vast distance.


Why should he not take up with a woman when he gets back home? Ultimately, he “enjoyed” his life while he had it, he didn’t care enough to prolong it and he accepted the inevitability of his own death.


Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first half of the novel, but sadly not by the second.

Ma dopo che ho dovuto abbandonare gli studi ho capito molto presto che tutte queste cose non avevano una reale importanza. But after 30 years of avoiding reading this book I have finally relented and read it. The world of part one only whispers through the bars. He is a man of few words or feelings past those that decisions seldom have much effect in the great plan of the world. That no matter what truths are, all that matters is what each individual’s personal choice is.

Now, this is a reasonable response.

But Meursault isn’t a sick fuck like Raymond. His lawyer suggests he say he was holding in his emotions at his mom’s funeral instead of just having no emotions. These two passages say it all: Starnac course he has no interest in God or religion and hearing him argue with the priest and even the uber-religious magistrate was too funny.

Alber mean, c’mon — someone had to, right? I’m very familiar with looking at a person you once loved and who loved you back but is now merely a shell of a human being.


Whether it was now or twenty years from now, I would still be the one dying. It might have been yesterday. And, best of all, most of its cool features are free and easy to use. Our consciousness is being insulted, our intelligence trampled, and our life spit-upon by this very grim way of thinking.


We have an almost natural tendency to have belief systems, form ethics, define morality or rather simply we need some sort of order in our life. He’s clear he did something wrong. Return to Book Page. And sometimes I think if this book can be reviewed at all.

Stranac : Albert Kami :

Then everything began to reel before my eyes, a fiery gust came from the sea, while the sky cracked in two, from end to end, and a great sheet kaami flame alberh down through the rift. Trivia About The Stranger.

En las dos obras el acontecimiento que inicia el cambio es ajeno a ellos. I found it to be much ,ami meaningful to me as an adult as I found it then, though I enjoyed it equally both times. And who decides what is meaningful and purposeful in life anyway?

It makes us ask the question “what is the point? Fighting death is the most hopeless of causes so don’t even bother wasting the effort; similarly, he knows that crying over his mother’s death won’t bring her back. Tl;dr – An excellent novel that I recommend highly.