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Shane CombsCombs 1 English III Pd 6 Mrs Mallonee Word Count 982 September 16 2000 Societys Frankenstein Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction therefore it destroys freedom Albert Camus This quote illuminates one of the many themes in The Stranger by Albert Camus Camus shows us the direct relationship between the individual and hisher society In the novel the main character Meursault has adopted an unemotional outlook on life which is a direct result of the society he is living in Meursault says and does what everyone else believes but is too afraid to act on Meursaults bland attitude toward the people close to him life and death come from his society During Meursaults murder trial his unresponsive outlook comes back to haunt him and eventually earns him the death penalty Meursaults attitude even earned him the title of monster By the horror I feel when I look into a mans face and all I see is a monster Society is now trying to destroy the monster they have created One of Meursaults most bizarre characteristics is his unemotional feelings toward the people closest to him The example brought up the most in the novel is Meursaults feelings toward his mother Meursault never showed much love Combs 2 towards his mother When asked why he put his mom in home a home Meursault responds with we just ran out of things to say This attitude continues during his moms funeral where he remains composed during the whole burial Not once did he cry for the women who gave him life The next example is his attitude toward love Meursault and Marie start going out and quickly become serious They presumably make love and seem to be infatuate with each other It should follow that the two would be falling in love and marriage will soon follow Marie seems to be falling in love but Meursault does not appear to be
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