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In Albert Camusnovel The Stranger we are introduce to Meursault the protagonist of the novel Meursault in part one of the novel is depicted as a worldly hedonist who only find pleasure in physical aspects of life However in part two of the novel Meursault undergoes a drastic change He focuses less on the physical factors of life and becomes more aware of his inner self along with his own psychology There are three main areas in part two that shows evidence of a transformation from part one One is transformation in Meursaults response to Authority another is the change in how he spends his time and lastly Meursault shows change in his relationships Through these three main areas of support for Meursaults transformation one can clearly see Meursaults extreme change Meursaults change is greatly accredited to his incarceration With his freedom stripped away from him Meursault is force to survive in prison by utilizing his mind As a result Meursault starts to reject his old style of living that was in part one and adapt to his new environment These adaptations manifested a Meursault that is more honest and truthful to what he believes in Meursault in part two transformed into an individual who is against authority His religious attitude can be seen in several occasions One occasion in which this rebellion is evident is when Meursaults lawyer asked him if he could say that that day he held back his natural feelingsregarding his mothers death Surprisingly Meursault replies with No because its not trueThis change in Meursault in part two shows that Meursault no longer just go with what people ask him to do He now opens up his honest opinions to others even though he knows that by going along with what the lawyer says could benefit him in the trial Another example of Meursaults rebellion against authority is when the magistrate asked him if he believed in GodThe magistrate
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