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Albert Camus The Stranger demonstrates an existential worldview through the main characters actions and beliefs Nick the main character exhibits the existential worldview in his actions and thoughts after his mothers death his relationship with his girlfriend and killing the Arab Nicks reaction to all of these reveals his existential worldview Nicks life reveals existentialism when he does not care about his mothers death Her death bears no effect on him or his life revealed by the fact he goes on a date with Marie the day after her funeral His indifference about his relationship with his girlfriend Marie illustrates this worldview He says he does not even care wither they get married His whole life displays indifference and carelessness The trial for the killing the Arab acknowledges this numerous times Nick has no remorse after killing the man During the trial people see his worldview through his actions and even call him Monsieur Antichrist Nick says in the book that he never felt remorse in life which shows his existential worldview After his trial while he awaits his death he says But everybody knows life isnt worth living Deep down I knew perfectly well that it doesnt much matter whether you die at thirty or seventy since in either case other men and women will naturally go on living this statement screams existentialism 114 Nicks life has no real purpose or meaning since he does not care when or how he dies Nick believes when he dies that nothing remains or happens to him which he tells to the chaplain who comes to talk to him During Nicks final days he wanted nothing to do with God he said I didnt want to waste it on God 120 All these instances from his life tell the philosophy of existentialism
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