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The Emotionless and Disconnected Character of Meursault in The Stranger, a Novel by Albert Camus
Stranger Essay In Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger, Meursault is portrayed as an emotionless and disconnected character. At the beginning of the novel, Meursault shows little to no emotion when his mother passes away. He is described to be a very straightforward man who does not seem to care about the details of life bec...
Meursault's Lack of Purpose in The Stranger, a Novel by Albert Camus
Intentionality: Meursault’s Quest for Connection The world tries to perceive meaning in order to make sense of the self’s actions, but how can the gap between inner self and the world be bridged if the self never created a meaning for said actions? Throughout the novel The Stranger, Meursault continually voices a la...
The Absurdity of Life in the Works The Stranger by Albert Camus, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenistyn
Europe had been plagued with waves of mass destruction and despair during the 20th century as it had faced the onslaught of two consecutive wars. Millions had suffered; families were torn apart, wives had been widowed, the list can go on and on. Social unrest and chaos can be witnessed through the works of 20th Century Lite...
A Review of The Strangers, a Horror Film by Bryan Bertino
The Strangers Movie Review The Strangers, directed and written by Bryan Bertino, is a movie about a young couple (Liv Taylor and Scott Speedman) terrorized by three strangers in an isolated cabin. The movie begins with some great cut scenes of the aftermath of the brutality that takes place during the movie. Lighting, crea...
The Manipulation of a Stranger's Viewpoint of One's Self in A Cosmopolite in a Cafe, a Short Story by O. Henry
Who? In “A Cosmopolite in a Café”, O. Henry uses the dynamic character, E. Rushmore Coglan, to explain how simple it is to manipulate a stranger’s viewpoint of one’s self. The preface reveals that a cosmopolite is one who has no single construct of “home.” One who describes themselves as a cosmopolite finds no attachments...
The Conflict of Man vs. Self Depicted through the Character of Meursalt in The Stranger, a Novel by Albert Camus
Monsieur Meursalt Against Himself In the book The Stranger by Albert Camus, the main character, Monsieur Meursalt, suffers the loss of his mother in the very beginning. This throws Meursalt in a downward spiral. He commits several crimes and has no emotions throughout a majority of the book. No matter what anyone would say...
Love Can Change One for the Better in Stranger Than Fiction, a Movie by Marc Foster
Stranger Than Fiction: A Look Into Love In his movie, Stranger Than Fiction, director Marc Foster uses many formal techniques and elements to prove the theme that human beings should be open to love, for relationships change people for the better. Foster explores this theme through the employment of lighting, shot types,...
The Greatest Satisfaction in Complimenting a Stranger
Complimenting a StrangerComplimenting a stranger; it seems like a relatively easy task to do. I feel that you can find something likeable about everyone. Whether it be materialistic such as the color of their hair, or a personality trait that you admire. You can always find something that you like about someone, even if the...
The Relation of Albert DeSalvo in the Boston Stranger Killings
The Boston Strangler is believed to have strangled and sexually assaulted thirteen women in their own homes from 1962 to 1964. To this day the identity of the Boston Strangler still remains unconfirmed, with very few suspects, over fifty years after the killings occurred. However, at the time the authorities did have one...
The Motif of Death in the Novel The Stranger by Albert Camus
Death's connection to Absurdist Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus The Stranger by Albert Camus has been captivating readers with a man's journey from free man to death row inmate for generations. The novel follows the debatably-protagonistic Mersault throiughout this journey, and is well known for it's unusu...