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Throughout the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus Meursault lives a life with no passion or hope that could possibly disappoint him and still managed to meet a tragic end from unfortunate circumstances He lives a life only because it is given to him and not to fulfill his purpose He leads a very quiet life until the day he commits a murder Meursaults action of shooting the Arab is the turning point in which at that moment he will live a life of regret and hopelessness Their are 2 parts in the novel 1st part of the novel is Meursaults life after the death of his mother 2nd part of the novel is Meursaults life in prison after shooting the Arab Through the use of symbolism irony and imagery Camus creates a tone in which the protagonist Meursault undergoes an outside force controlling to take less responsibility of his actions in which as it goes through the end he ends up living a life of burden and comes across a point in which he can no longer live and be part of a society Albert Camus uses the sun as a symbol of a force onto Meursault overpowering him physically As the heat rises and the sun is glaring the heat shatters his balance and blinds his conscience It was when Meursault was standing on the beach the sun started this burning which he couldt stand anymore and that made him move forward Meursault is controlled by the sun He had given up his self-control causing him to reject the responsibility of his actions The motif of the sun bothering Meursault is stopped after he releases the trigger to shoot the Arab After shaking off the sweat and sun he gains consciousness and realizes what he has done and that it will have a huge effect on the future that lies ahead of him The inner forces of the sun had controlled the way
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