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The three strangers in the Outer Dark novel written by MacCarthy represent the innate evil of humanity and the world The absent of light and devoid of God of goodness in human life and the world is emphasized by devilistic deeds of the three shadowy strangers The three strangers are represented as warriors of darkness who destroy give pain and bring fears and death to people and their surrounding The three strangers symbolize dualistic opposite of good violence of judgmental society and the theory of evil in life in practice and thought in early and late pre- Christian centuries Firstly the three supernatural strangers symbolize the dualistic opposite of good in human nature and the world The three shadowy strangers are warriors of darkness and portray profound immorality of evils traits in human nature and it is in juxtaposition to goodness in human nature and the world For example the goodness of Rinthys character is evident through her care and love of her child and also the purity and innocence of the child is dualistic opposite of badness in this novel Also the fact that the three strangers are cold hearted and have no sympathy towards anybody suggests the animalistic traits in human and stands as opposite traits to Rinthys humanistic quality who looks for her baby throughout the novel Therefore the duality of life is portrayed in this novel through the strangers bad deeds and traits This is why many agree that the three strangers portray the absence of god of goodness and suggest the innate evil of humanity and the world Secondly the three supernatural strangers symbolize violence of judgmental society The weakest people are judged punished and killed throughout the novel For example when Culla tries to convince the bearded man that he didnt do any thing to her sister the bearded man ignored him and he said he is the judge of that 234 Also there are several incidents of
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