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Albert Camus is a novelist who has an extraordinary understanding of existentialism His characters in many of his story show this same understanding The Stranger is a great example of this way of thinking The main character Meursault was an atheism who did not follow the social standard of having a religion or a belief in God In this novel Albert Camus illustrates existentialism emphasizing mans futile attempt to search for meaning of existence when there is no divine force guiding them ultimately he allows the main character Meursault to express the absurdity of the human nature Through the death of his mother the murder he commits and the trial Meursault at the beginning of the book received a letter that his mother had passed away This occurrence did not seem to bother him emotionally sort of way Maman died today or yesterday maybe I dont know I got a telegram from the home Mother deceased funeral tomorrow Faithfully yours That doesnt mean anything Maybe it was yesterday Quote 17 primary His way of dealing with this situation is quite unique Most people who would show sadness and pain Meursault in comparison did not show almost any kind of emotion He just reacted to the letter as if it was an ordinary letter Meursault does not exist he merely reacts to the impulses he receives Quote 3 secondary He received the letter and just reacted to what he read Meursault did not have a bit of expression that showed and sort of feeling and so exhibited this behavior at his mothers funeral Merusault arrived to his mothers retirement home where the vigil and funeral was held He was welcomed by the director the retirement home He took Meursault to the mortuary of where his mother was held But Im suppose to unscrew the casket so you can see her He was moving toward the casket when I stopped him He said You dont
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