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- The Stranger And The Odessey: Mersault And Sisyphus - 774 words
The Stranger and The Odessey: Mersault and Sisyphus The Stranger and The Odessey: Mersault and Sisyphus Sisyphus was given a punishment by the gods, to push a rock up a hill, only to have it fall down on him again. Mersault is a person accused of murder who has spent over a year in jail. What both these characters have come to realize is that they are forced to live in these situations created by the gods, therefore they might as well enjoy or get used to them. Mersault is forced to live in a cell, without his cigarettes, and with limited visitation rights. When this happens, Mersault recalls what his mother told him. She said, "One gets used to everything." When Mersault realizes he is not ...
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- Absurdity And The Stranger - 615 words
Absurdity And The Stranger Absurdity is defined as that which is contrary to reason; clearly untrue, unreasonable or ridiculous. It is often a topic in existentialist writings relating to life. This subject is prevalent in Camus The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus. Camus depicts absurdity bringing about happiness or indifference in each of these literary works. In The Myth of Sisyphus, it is made clear that Sisyphus is aware that his existence is absurd. He is sentenced to an eternity of rolling a boulder up a steep mountain only to let it roll back down when it reaches its peak. His tragedy lies in the fact that he is conscious of the extent of his own misery. He is the ultimate absurd; t ...
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- Atwoods The Handmaids Tale: A Study Of Rebellion - 1,051 words
... e to see her daughter and husband someday. So she must survive for their sake because she needs to believe that they are still alive. Her dreams and reality become intertwined and this makes her fight for her sanity. Offred fights to retain her peace of mind. She says , sanity is a valuealble possession; I save it, so I will have enough when the time comes. (Atwood,140) To be sane is to be alive. If she were insane and blindly following orders she would be living, but she wouldn't be alive. Offred lives, as usual, by ignoring.Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance you have to work at it.(Atwood,734) For Offred obedience comes at a great price, Johnson characterizes it as a death of the sen ...
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- Existentialism - 1,191 words
Existentialism In the stranger, Camus uses Mersaults' experiences such as his mothers' death, killing the Arab, the trial, and his interaction with other characters throughout the novel to convey his philosophy, which satisfies all principals of existentialism. The existentialism idle proposes that man is full of anxiety and despair with no meaning in his life, just simple existing, until he's made a decisive being. To convey his existentialism philosophy, Camus use the death of Mersaults', mother in the beginning of the novel. On the first page, Mersault is more concerned about the time of his mothers' death, and not the fact that he had recently lost a loved one. This shows that Mersault f ...
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- Imagine A Person With No Feelings, No Friends, Isolated Both Emotionally And Physically They Dont Feel Threatened By Normal T - 1,549 words
Imagine a person with no feelings, no friends, isolated both emotionally and physically. They dont feel threatened by "normal" things, making the "normal" person threatened by him. In the book, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we embark on a journey through the mind of an existentialist. So we meet Mersault, the main character in the book, and in my opinion, the epitome of existentialism. Throughout reading, we have observed Mersaults self-aware behavior in many scenes of the book. One instance was at the funeral. "Some of the women were crying. She was in the second row, hidden behind one of her companions, and I couldnt see her very well. She was crying softly, steadily in little sobs. I tho ...
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- Meursault - 1,411 words
Meursault Meursault is a man who will not lie to himself. He will not feign emotion, nor use religion as a vehicle to give his life meaning. Meursault has a passion for the truth, which opens the revelation for all humanity: life is absurd; it is mans mortal responsibility to be committed to himself, for death is absolute and inevitable. In Albert Camus The Stranger, his behavior and characteristics display him as an immoral man, expressing indifference towards societys formulas for normalcy. The lack of emotion Mersault has concerning the death of his mother is an excellent portrayal of his beast-like, immoral character. Meursault defies the customary code of behavior by refusing to see his ...
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- The Importance Of The Character Of Marie In The Outsider - 1,323 words
The Importance Of The Character Of Marie In 'The Outsider' The purpose of this essay is to bring to light the significance of Marie as a character in Albert Camus, The Outsider. Through analysis and criticism, this essay endeavors to reveal her importance as an aid to the better the readers understanding of the personality of Meursault, the protagonist of the novel. Marie is first introduced to the reader in chapter two of part one. The description of Marie that Camus gives us in this chapter as well in other parts of the book is remarkably objective in nature. In every portrayal of Marie, the author paints a detached picture which highlights the objectification of Marie in this novel. The n ...
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