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The Relationships of Meursaults CharacterAnd His Perceptions of The Worlds SensesIn the book The Stranger by Albert Camus Meursault was the main character who lived a simple and an uneventful life as a shipping clerk Life was not all that important to him except for daily physical pleasures He was content with only of his existence and was not concerned or reacted to the responsibilities that society dictated to him He had a casual attitude about his life and the relationships with others However Meusault was very perceptive of the sensory inputs of the world including light heat sound physical objects and its orientation colors shapes and time He was always distracted and very sensitive to the presence of these sensory inputs Furthermore his perceptions of these sensory inputs were evidence of his beliefs about his life and were results in the construction of his characterThe first clue of his character began with his reaction to the death of his mother His actions before during and after the funeral were emotionless and carefree Although one would expect tears of sorrow and sadness from Meursault he was tearless and reacted casually toward his mothers death His beliefs in the meaninglessness of life and the continuous cycle of life and death led him to be insensitive to his mothers death According to Meursaults view of life life is continuous regardless of what happens and men and woman will naturally go on living- and for thousands of years It doesnt much matter whether you die at thirty or at seventy 114 With this belief he casually planned the funeral trip so that it did not disrupt his lifes routine Furthermore his beliefs also led him to be more perceptive on his environment and the people he encountered Believing that he was living in the lifes cycle of living and dying he lived day-by-day doing things that would bring him personal pleasures For example during the visit to the
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