As his daughter Catherine Camus wrote in her moving foreword to the English edition of The First Man, he did not believe that "the ends justify the means", and that left him isolated from both the left and the right in France, from the French and Arab populations in Algeria.
When they return, Salamano tells them he lost his dog. One of their neighbors calls the cops, and Raymond is told to await a call from the police precinct. Raymond asks Meursault to testify in court that the girlfriend has been unfaithful.
He prefers observing events to getting directly involved; one memorable chapter describes Meursault spending an entire day sitting on his balcony watching passers-by in the street.
Meursault is surprised to learn about the negative impression of his actions. Even while he was asking for time off work for the funeral, he somehow needed to comment to his boss: As a matter of fact, despite he regrets telling a few words, he never lies throughout the story but the narrator reflects directly his thoughts.
However, Camus did not identify himself as a philosopher. This is perhaps why he is so harshly persecuted during his trail; his reason for killing the Arab was, to him, very simple, but ironically too simple for the jury. For example, the heat during the funeral procession causes Meursault far more pain than the thought of burying his mother.
He understood the reality of Algerian society. Raymond soon encounters a group of men, including the brother of his mistress. Now he wants to punish her, so he asks Meursault to write her a nasty letter.
She held back publication of the Third Man, Camus' account of his life in Algeria, until the mids because she feared the reception it received would be so negative while the wounds of the independence struggle were still fresh.
After the chaplain leaves, Meursault enjoys a final, revelatory moment: When his lover, Marie, asks him to marry her, he tells her that he doesn't love her but that it makes no difference to him if they get married or not.
Camus conclusively asserts that humans are petty in their unspoken fear of the raw truth, and Voltaire bluntly and steadfastly implies this throughout Candide. Meursault is sentenced to death by guillotine. Gilbert juxtaposes "execration" with "execution". Throughout the story, he is presented as cold and emotionless with regard to his relationship with his mother and her death.
He brings Meursault into the conflict, and the latter kills the brother. If that is justice, then I prefer my mother. It is a fatal shot, but Meursault shoots the man four more times after a pause. Camus is an atheist, and rather than weeping for the evil of the world and satirising hope and belief, calmly denounces religion and the overwrought concept of human faith as a completely fabricated, useless value, and that humans waste far too much time trying to understand their own petty values and non-existent forces around them.
Her friends from the home also attend, and their displays of grief make Meursault uncomfortable. After the jury is selected, the judge starts to question him.
His "insensitivity" hurts his case.
His mother has just passed away so he is preparing to leave for Morengo for the funeral. Meursault, Marie, and Raymond head to the beach house, where they meet Masson and his wife.
Voltaire does not even reward the wealthy and fortunate characters with happiness; the Count Pococurante, a wealthy Venetian, is bored with life and unfailingly critical; Brother Girofli?.
So far, everyone on the Reading group has been very accepting, but when Geoff Dyer wrote a short and very sweet appreciation of Camus and The Plague a few weeks ago, a few commenters took umbrage at Camus' depiction of "France's colonialist sins".
At her funeral, he expresses none of the expected emotions of grief.
Meursault's boss offers him a promotion, but Meursault doesn't care one way or the other. Melissa Grant English 12 The Outsider: Albert Camus In The Outsider, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book s narrator and main character, as detached, and unemotional.
He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during.
Albert Camus, right, with the actors Jean-Louis Barrault and María Casares in Paris, October Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features "Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne. A summary of Themes of the Absurd in The Stranger in Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus.
Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Myth of Sisyphus and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. As far as The Outsider goes, the most obvious point is that Meursault kills an "Arab".
The French protagonist and his friends all have names: the man he kills, and his friends, do not.
This is the first line of Albert Camus' great existential novel, The Stranger. The narrator and protagonist, Meursault, receives a telegram telling him that his mother has died in.
Meursault as Metaphysical Rebel in The Stranger (The Outsider) The Stranger by Albert Camus was published in The setting of the novel is Algiers where Camus spent his youth in poverty.How meursault is portrayed in albert camus the outsider