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The Stranger life of Albert Camus Albert Camus the creator behind the theory of The AbsurdHikaru is a man of unique views Being raised in a time of controversy and new ideas Camus quickly was wrapped up by secular views Camus belief states that human life has no meaning because in the end there is death and nothing is of worth or meaning after death The author has written many novels and essays based on his standpoints Cruickshank No conviction in higher beings has led Camus to portray characters in his novels of them being The Stranger to seem to possess the same characteristics as himself Nevertheless after research it is concluded that because of his biased writing style Albert Camus has once again portrayed the protagonist Meursault to be a follower in the belief of The Absurd Because of this one significant similarity as well as other minor correlations Albert Camus accurately portrays his life in the novel The Stranger The book takes place in Algeria slightly before World War II It is a coincidence that Camus also lived in Algeria pre-World War II before he moved to France to work for the Combat Resistance Network Ward Meursault resides near to a coast where he likes to take walks and swim for pleasure similar to the author who grew up on the sunny coast of Algeria Carey 5 The settings of both the book and the authors life are similar In the book The Stranger Meursault the protagonist receives news of his mothers death Assumed is the fact that his father is no longer living as well It seems that he feels a burden of having to grieve over the death not to be confused with a loss His mother was seen as worthless and so he had put her in a home soon after to forget about her Meursault is inconvenienced at his workplace because of this meaningless ending to a life
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