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  • A Stranger Is Watching - 559 words
    A Stranger is Watching A Stranger is Watching is a terrific book. I enjoyed reading this book very much. The non-stop action kept me reading for hours. One of the best features of the book is how it was written.The point of view changes every chapter.For example Chapter 1 is written in the point of view of the infamous Foxy character.Chapter 2 is written in the point if view of our protagonist, Steve; and so on.I also liked how the author built the relationship of the characters up,so you care about what happens to them and feel like you're going through what they are going through.For instance,the author tells us of Steve's wife's death.We find out that Steve's son, Neil was never the same ...
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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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  • Hitler Asked You To Electrocute A Stranger, Would You - 321 words
    Hitler Asked You To Electrocute A Stranger, Would You? IF HITLER ASKED YOU TO ELECTROCUTE A STRANGER, WOULD YOU? Firstly, lets take a moment to look as Adolf Hitler. To some, he was a great leader, but to others he was a murdered. Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party, and was to dictator of Germany. He ordered to have millions of Jewish people to be murdered, or to be thrown in prisons. Hitler believed that Germans were superior to humanity and he wanted to keep Germany pure. Hitler believed that the Jewish and Czechoslovakians were the evils of the world. Moreover, Jewish people in Germany were declared to have lesser rights than any other citizen. Thousands of the Jewish people decided ...
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  • Stranger - 2,276 words
    ... , Camus hopes to have the reader change their opinion of Meursault. Camus implores the reader to wonder what Meursault is thinking, explore the possibilities of Meursault's thoughts. The reader's initial reaction that Meursault is heartless begins to fall apart as Meursault reports further. "Ou peut-tre hier, je ne sais pas" (L'Etranger 9). Meursault factually does not know when his mother died. It is not that he does not care, as the reader might first interpret, but that he does not know. Camus intends this confusion so that the onus lies on the reader to determine whether Meursault is heartless, indifferent, or innocent. Meursault continues, "c'tait peut-tre hier" (L'Etranger 9). By n ...
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  • Stranger And Death Theme - 930 words
    Stranger And Death Theme The Stranger Camus shows that Meursault can find his true identity only through an encounter with death. Meursault goes through some deaths in his life that lead to his own. This awkward, but most entertaining, character discovers himself through the tragedy that occurs in his life. His life is a full one and he faces each situation the same way. The encounters of death starts here, the death of Meursault's mother. "I wanted to see Maman right away"(Camus 4), this extraordinary quote by Meursault is a side of him that we do not get to see that often. That is one of the few times we get to see his loving side come out and show his affection to his mom. He accomplishes ...
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  • Stranger And Meursault - 1,838 words
    Stranger And Meursault The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a persons behavior not their true personality. In Meursaults case, his strange opinions and unexpected remarks put him in this position, without ever really giving him an opportunity to be truly understood. However, Meursault cannot change his actions and behaviors from the past, therefore making him responsible in the society he freely chooses to live in. Meursaults complete indifference to society and human relationships causes him to a ...
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  • Stranger And Meursault - 1,787 words
    ... mothers age proves to be outrageous when compared to the average human beings social and moral standards. But the fact is Meursault is not the average human being. Helene Poplyansky beautifully explained this when she said: Meursault is far from social convention or intellectual problems; what counts for him are his own sensations and desires. He is an outsider not only for others but also for himself. He looks at himself without trying to analyze his actions and their consequences. (Poplyansky 80) By acting the way he did, Meursault almost forced his image as a stranger upon himself. Also, the closest thing to a friend that Meursault had was Raymond. Initially, Raymond appeared as a cru ...
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  • Stranger From A Different Shore - 1,391 words
    Stranger From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this better country with hopes for more opportunities to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots are from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, China, Cambodia, Korea, and Hmong to name the most common. Asian-Americans have overcome drastic situations to carry the status that they do today. Cu ...
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  • Stranger Of Camus - 1,025 words
    Stranger Of Camus In The Stranger, as in all Camus works, Camus views on freedom and death one dependent on the other are major themes. For Camus, freedom arises in awareness of ones life, the every-moment life, an intense glorious life that needs no redeeming, no regrets, no tears. Death is unjustifiable, absurd; it is but a reintegration into the cosmos for a "free" man. Until a person reaches this awareness, life, like death, is absurd, and indeed, generically, life remains absurd, though each individuals life can be valuable and meaningful to him. In a sense, The Stranger is a parable of Camus philosophy, with emphasis on that which is required for freedom. Meursault, hero of The Stran ...
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  • Stranger Philosophy - 381 words
    Stranger Philosophy "It has been said that Camus 'was haunted with the notion that our world is a universe which has no place for us, in which our life makes no sense" The Stranger reflects this philosophy in a myriad of ways. Mr. Meursalt is the main character. He seems to live in his own world, socializing with others, but not caring too deeply about what happens in his life. For example, when his mother died, his thoughts were, "Mother died today. Or, maybe yesterday; I can't be sure" (Pp. 1) He did not have any extreme feelings about her death; he just accepted it and decided that is was what was supposed to happen. He kept himself busy indulging himself in creature comforts like smoking ...
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  • The Mysterious Stranger - 507 words
    The Mysterious Stranger In the Mark Twain story The Mysterious Stranger, Satan teaches Theodor that the Moral Sense that humans possess is more of an impairment than a gift. The first time Satan degrades Mans Moral Sense is when he use the term to explain the difference between himself and Man (66). Theodor, who only had a dim idea of what the Moral Sense was is upset at the way Satan speaks of it. Satan shows Theodor several examples of the cruel things Man does that no other animal on earth would do. Satan says that that although man was given the Moral Sense to differentiate right from wrong he usually makes the wrong decision(78). Satan also says that man is proud to have the Moral Sense ...
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  • The Stranger - 456 words
    The Stranger Meursault's actions reflect his inner self in many ways. He is the protagonist in the story. He emotionally really doesn't care about other people like is mother and Marie. Many events end up leading to the his murder of an Arab. During his trial, there was no emotional attachment between him and his mother. That becomes a main focus of the prosecutor's argument that he is a monster. Meursault is a young man living in Algiers. He receives a report of his mother Madame Meursault's funeral. He attends his mothers funeral, but he does not show any outward signs of appropriate grief. He returns to his home and immediately begins an affair with Marie Cardona, a former co-worker. Afte ...
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  • The Stranger - 1,031 words
    The Stranger In The Stranger, as in all Camus' works, Camus' views on freedom and death - one dependent on the other - are major themes. For Camus, freedom arises in awareness of one's life, the every-moment life, an intense glorious life that needs no redeeming, no regrets, no tears. Death is unjustifiable, absurd; it is but a reintegration into the cosmos for a "free" man. Until a person reaches this awareness, life, like death, is absurd, and indeed, generically, life remains absurd, though each individual's life can be valuable and meaningful to him. In a sense, The Stranger is a parable of Camus' philosophy, with emphasis on that which is required for freedom. Meursault, hero of The Str ...
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  • The Stranger - 297 words
    The Stranger Beatrice Guapo Period 4 May 1, 2000 What is love to Muersault My father once said, If you cannot love, then you cannot live. In the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus, Muersault, the main character would not be able to comprehend this statement, let alone agree. Love seems to have no importance to character Muersault. In the beginning of the novel Muersault mother passes away. Sunday was over, that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, really, nothing had changed. This is Muersaults thoughts two days after his mother's death. Usually when a person mother dies there is a long healing process that can last a life time, but in Muersaults case he shows no signs of los ...
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  • The Stranger A Communication Theorist View - 249 words
    The Stranger - A Communication Theorist View Throughout history people have been judged on their color of skin, gender, social status and physical characteristics. What makes people judge others? Could it the way they were raised, or maybe their culture that they have lived in had an influence on how they judge people. I think that those might have an influence, but I think the human race is inherently judgmental. Communication theorist have say that the way we perceive someone is part of our everyday communication and are adopted the usually the first time we meet someone or if we have had a bad experience in the past associated with a particular group. In the book The Stranger by Albert Ca ...
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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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  • The Stranger By Albert Camus - 664 words
    The Stranger by Albert Camus In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book's narrator and main character, as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays an impassiveness throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events described in the book. After his mother's death he sheds no tears; seems to show no emotions. He displays limited feelings for his girlfriend, Marie Cardona, and shows no remorse at all for killing an Arab. His reactions to life and to people distances him from his emotions, positive or negative, and from intimate r ...
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  • A Fairy Tale - 1,177 words
    A Fairy Tale A fairy tale. Ruby Red, a tale of deceit By Robyn Smith The winter in Argroutsmere had always set on early. It was October, all hallows eve and winter was already here, infact one of the coldest that this small quaint kingdom had ever seen. The trees turned to glass, their branches heavy in a frozen ache, layer upon layer of feather light crystals had gracefully drifted and floated from the heavens, to make this land as pure and white as above. The bear tracks below filling in slowly, the owner long passed. A blanket of fleece covered the earth, a barrier between warmth below and harsh cold above. The lake was of crystal, jewels hidden in the bushes, Sharp daggers of ice, hung f ...
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  • A Midsummers Night Dream - 594 words
    A Midsummers Night Dream A MidSummers Night Dream One of Shakespeares better plays, A MidSummers Night Dream incorporates 4 plots in one. It intertwines these four plots without mixing the characters or the themes. They come out of the blue with all different themes that somehow lead to the forest every time. The forest is enchanted with a sense of lawlessness and and it all traces back to Adam and Eve. The title of this play has to do with the summer and how it brings about the good vibes in people. The four stories all happen somewhere in the woods where either the parents or society cannot touch the people who are bothered by the outside world. This quote, And in the wood, where often yo ...
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  • A Pair Of Silk Stockings - 478 words
    A Pair Of Silk Stockings Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is based in early to mid 1900's in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful of children, and is apparently not well to do anymore after her husband's death; Not that she probably ever was, but more so than her luck would have it now. She is small framed with tattered old cloth ...
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