Meursault may seem like a different character between the two parts of the novel, but the lack of description leaves us to only wonder how he really seemed to others. He also refuses to adhere to the accepted moral order of society.
The crime is apparently motiveless—the Meursault change in character has done nothing to Meursault. It is at the end that Meursault becomes enlightened after the confrontation with the chaplain. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone; I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.
Because Meursault, for all his many faults, is also simply misunderstood. After listening and reading much discussion, I stand my ground on my perspective on The Stranger.
There is a specific impression that retains in my thoughts of Meursault. Meursault makes no decisions at the beginning of the book. He does not falter when faced with distress until he is bent by something extremely frustrating for example, the Arab that provoked Meursault with the knife at the end of the first part.
The first slice of dubiously delicious Mersault pie: And when he wakes up, Meursault is passion personified. It is completely possible that he has had similar experiences in the past, so it is incorrect to say that the trial changes Meursault.
So what exactly is this "epiphany? Far from nonchalant, he adamantly refuses to believe in life after death, to seek God out to escape execution, to mask his calmness about or acceptance of death. I believe that Meursault is a person with rational beliefs that are set in stone. No longer sentencing himself to social isolation, he speaks of "a large crowd of spectators" attending his execution, a crowd that may "greet [him] with cries of hate," such that he feel "less alone.
Salamano owns an old dog that suffers from mange, and he frequently curses at and beats his pet. This guy is one cold fish. Just a page or two earlier, actually, during his ranting and raving at the chaplain.
However, by raising the issue, the director implies that perhaps Meursault has done something wrong. Similarly, in part 2, Meursault remains distant during his trial up until the ending pages.
Meursault is a detached figure who views and describes much of what occurs around him from a removed position. According to his narration, "the trigger gave.
Meursault identifies with his mother and believes that she shared many of his attitudes about life, including a love of nature and the capacity to become accustomed to virtually any situation or occurrence. He observes them carefully, he says, "not one detail of their faces or clothes escape" him, but it is still "hard for [him] to believe they really exist.Looking at the Character of Meursault in The Stranger by Camus In Camus’s “The Stranger” I will be discussing how the character Meursault utilizes all of the six existential themes: Freedom, Contingency, Individuality, Existence, Reflection, and Passion.
I believe that Monsieur Meursault is generally a static character. Whereas many people argue that the transition between parts 1 and 2 marks a large change in character for Meursault, I beg to differ.
In fact, I challenge that Meursault continues to maintain his character all. Perhaps one of the most valuable ways to understand Meursault is to quote what Camus has said about him: "Meursault for me," writes Camus, is "a poor and naked man. The passage chosen illustrates Meursault’s view during his time in prison for killing the Arab.
In prison, one can see the shifts in Meursault’s character and the acceptance of this new lifestyle. Camus manipulates diction to indicate the changes in Meursault caused by time thinking of memories in prison and realization of his pointless life.
A list of all the characters in The Stranger. The The Stranger characters covered include: Meursault, Marie Cardona, Raymond Sintes, Meursault’s Mother, The Chaplain, Thomas Perez, The Examining Magistrate, The Caretaker, The Director, Celeste, Masson, The Prosecutor, Salamano, The Arab.
Meursault. BACK; NEXT ; Character Analysis Who Is This Guy? The short answer: He's a sociopathic half-man, half-robot (not really; he just acts like it) who likes smoking cigarettes and, um, shooting people.
But we're not really in the short answer game, at least not when it.Download