Life is full of choice, and he could have easily avoided this situation. When he fully comes to terms with the inevitability of death, he understands that it does not matter whether he dies of old age or executed. Hence, this SparkNote approaches The Stranger from the philosophical perspective of the absurd. To have a meaningful life we have to act. You're going to hear a lot of people saying that The Stranger is existentialist fiction, and then you're going to hear a lot of other rather angry people railing about how, no, Camus was adamantly not an existentialist. Meursault, the narrator of The Stranger, is an existential anti-hero. It's easy to see the Absurdist aspect—Meursault's conclusion at the end of the novel is the main tenet of that philosophy.
When he talks about Marie, it is mostly about her appearance. There is always that question of who are we, why are we here, and how can we make meaning of this life. He passes the time sleeping, or mentally listing the objects he owned in his apartment. They both rejected religion and determinism, but Camus was more of a fan of man—he was a humanist—and not willing to sacrifice morality as a fundamental concept. Faced with an existential crisis.
Gregor was unshocked by his transformation and he just accepts it. As a result of the diversity of positions associated with this term it is impossible to define precisely. What life influences affected the person as whom he became famous? Why does he believe this? These are all existential questions that are asked every day. When Meursault shot the Arab and his actions following helped me understand existentialism more. He doesn't how unusual it may be and he doesn't question how or why he became a cockroach.
He didn't understand me, and he was sort of holding it against me. As he considers foremost conditions to get married an old familiarity. He does not want to make this decision and is relieved when he thinks the. This theory could explain how Meursalt became violent towards the end of the first section. Living an extensialist life comes with many consequences. He no longer had anyone or thing to worry about but himself. When asked if he wishes to view the body he declines and, instead, smokes and drinks coffee in front of the coffin.
Among his most notable novels are The Plague, published in 1947, and The Fall, published in 1956. But enough of the abstract brouhaha; let's talk about the nuts and bolts of The Stranger. He acts way different from how a normal person would act after the news of his mother is dead, and that he will be executed. Metamorphosis - Gregor is faced with a big challenge when is transformed into a cockroach. The point being, just because Camus said he wasn't an existentialist, that doesn't mean we can't talk about his novel in the light of both Absurdism and Existentialism. This passage is used as the beginning of change in the character of Meursault. And my lawyer, rolling up one of his sleeves, said with finality, 'Here we have a perfect reflection of this entire trial: everything is true and nothing is true! Instead of being mournful and depressed, Mersault drinks coffee and smokes in a relaxed manner.
The novel conveys many examples of the absurdity of the human condition. What is working well for you? In the existentialist point of view, many things are absurd or irrational without explanation. Later, on his own, Meursault tells the reader that he simply was never able to feel any remorse or personal emotions for any of his actions in life. He attends the funeral and follows the socially recognized process but fails to use any of the attendant emotional responses normal to the human experience. In the realist novel, The Stranger, contains powerful fullness of the idea of existentialism and absurdist philosophy. When he gets home, he makes himself a coffee and smokes.
The two themes that I found preeminent in these artists work are isolation and death. He conforms merely when it is necessary to run into his demands. What does this say about Meursault? Analysis: Part one of The Stranger depicts Mersault as a man living only through his senses, this prevents him from being part of the society he lives, which is the ideal christian society where man looks outwards and to god for meaning. For society Meursault is an outcast. Sartre explains that every man is what he wills and nothing else but what he makes of himself.
The existentialist should learn to accept death when the time has to come and should know that the most important questions in life are not accessible to reason or science. Thesis Statement Sources Context Accepting Death Analysis-Facing a Crisis Context Meursault qualifies as an essentialist hero because The Stranger includes existentialist elements like facing and embracing a crisis, accepting death, and challenging conformity, The Stranger- An existential hero chooses to accept their fate and their fate usually ends with death. Kierkegaard introduced religion as being one of the things that bring meaning to an otherwise meaningless life. The main component of existentialism rests in the belief that people are entirely free and responsible for the choices they make. This philosophy is essentially the crux of the novel The Stranger as Meursault, the indifferent and apathetic main character, embodies the tenets of existentialism intrinsically. Is this the human condition? Are we really looking for happiness in the world? He goes to jail for killing a man and is on trial for murder.