The article in the jail cell and meursault’s murder both involved in a crime that is punishable by society the one difference is the guilt that the committers have after the murder the pair who killed the traveler was taken over by greed but the guilt they felt was so heavy they had to take their own lives. Monsieur mersault a young man that goes through many troubles in life and solves them in different ways than many normal people would he is a very straight forward man with no emotion and speaks freely about what he believes in. Litcharts makes it easy to find quotes by chapter, character, and theme we assign a color and icon like this one to each theme, making it easy to track which themes apply to each quote below note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the vintage edition of the stranger. The stranger – chapters 1 & 2 (on a separate piece of paper, answer all questions in complete sentences) heading: name, date, period #, stranger – chapters 1 & 2.
Mersault is notified by mail that his mother has died, though he is not sure of the exact date he asks for two days off from his boss and takes the bus to the old people's home, marengo, two hours away he sleeps on the way at the home, the caretaker and then director speak with him the director. In court, it is clear that meursault's guilt or innocence will not be determined by what he did or did not do he is on trial for being different - an outsider 'the story of a beach murder, one of the century's classic novels. Start studying the stranger learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Solomon characterizes meursault thus: meursault has no expectations, no desires other than immediate needs and urges, no sense of responsibility so no sense of guilt or regret, no ability to make moral judgments—and so feel neither disgust nor alarm at the sight of cruelty or danger. Biographical notes on albert camus born in algeria (where the stranger is set) on november 7, 1913 his father, a soldier in world war i, died the following year in battle the loss of his father had a profound impact on camus and made camus painfully aware of the tragic effects of war and political strife. In his impressive novel the meursault investigation, algerian author kamel daoud reopens the case of one of the most famous murders in literary history his book lends a voice to the arab murder victim in albert camus' the stranger and is also an angry reckoning with contemporary algeria by stefan buchen.
So martin scorsese told me one autumn afternoon, as we drank tea in the library of his new york town house, a house like the ones inhabited by the characters in his film the age of innocence it was the spirit of it -- the spirit of the exquisite romantic pain. The two lawyers explode, with the prosecutor claiming meursault's obvious guilt and the defender overtly illustrating his innocence after raymond is told to step down, the court is adjourned meursault sees and feels the sun, the summer breeze, and knows he must return to his prison cell. Monsieur meursault then met a girl who he had a crush on named marie cardona and they immediately started bonding and eventually started dating we do see meursault feel a bit of guilt since he said, “besides, you always feel a little guilty” (20. Irrational society in the stranger in the stranger , author albert camus explores the aspects of one person’s unusual personality throughout the novel, the main character, monsieur meursault, is constantly viewed as an individual with a vast disconnect from the rest of society.
The stranger meursault on trial your group has been assigned a task: the prosecution write your opening statement include a declaration of meursault’s guilt explain how you intend to prove his guilt showing that he purposely and willfully murdered the arab include a declaration of meursault’s innocence explain how you intend. Meursault sees all this as trying to analyze meursault's life, and he categorizes it as unnecessary, because he (camus) feels its pointless to asign value to someone's life or actions it's all absurd, it's all pointless: everything we do has no real meaning or impact. The stranger and absurdism yet the court is intent on establishing a rational that comprehends the event and leads to a clear designation of meursault’s guilt or innocence the court is the ultimate symbol of camus’ commentary on the absurd in relation to mankind’s response to it meursault’s acceptance of the. Monsieur meursault is a french-algerian: his mother (maman) has just died and he attends her funeral that event is the axis about which the story turns - not so much the physical attendance or even the external events of the funeral, but rather meursault's psychological reaction to her death.
Meursault starts out by saying that it is always interesting when people talk about him he is annoyed however that his lawyer will not allow him to interject anything he is the accused and that should count for something yet he does not have that much to say and people would probably lose. Meursault's lawyer contradicts this but the whole machinery of the courtroom and the sentiment behind the case is ridiculous beyond control, setting out to prove that meursault is a man who does not deserve to be a member of society. Meursault - meursault is the protagonist of the stranger he is emotionally indifferent to others, including his mother, and marie, his lover a series of chance events leads to his murder of an arab.