Justice and Morality in The Stranger Categories: Chalana A common theme of modern literature is criticism of the structure of society. Monsieur Meursault, the protagonist, is a character who places no importance on morals and the contrast between right and wrong.
Part 1[ edit ] Meursault learns of the death of his mother, who has been living in a retirement home. At her funeral, he expresses none of the expected emotions of grief. Rather than expressing his feelings, he comments to the reader only about the aged attendees at the funeral.
He later encounters Marie, a former employee of his firm. The two become re-acquainted, go swimming, watch a comedy film, and begin to have a sexual relationship a day after his mother's funeral.
The color pastel drawings that infuse all of Van Allsburg's work with characteristic vibrancy are an important element of The schwenkreis.com face of the stranger is rendered particularly expressive, at first in his confusion and then in his astounding rediscovery of his identity. Response to Literature Writing Lesson Introduction Quick Summary Template Step 1: Quick Summary: Teacher: Our response to literature is about Chris Van Allsburg’s story The Stranger. I need an introduction, body and conclusion for my entire response to literature essay. The introduction includes a quick summary and the thesis statement. The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus that was first published in
For Raymond, Meursault agrees to write a letter to his girlfriend, with the sole purpose of inviting her over so that Raymond can have sex with her but spit in her face at the last minute as emotional revenge.
Meursault sees no reason not to help him, and it pleases Raymond. He does not express concern that Raymond's girlfriend is going to be emotionally hurt, as he believes Raymond's story that she has been unfaithful.
While listening to Raymond, he is both somewhat drunk and characteristically unfazed by any feelings of empathy. In general, he considers other people either interesting or annoying, or feels nothing for them at all.
Raymond asks Meursault to testify in court that the girlfriend has been unfaithful. On their return they encounter Salamano, his curmudgeonly old neighbour who has lost his abused and disease-riddled dog, who is maintaining his usual spiteful and uncaring attitude for the dog.
Later that evening and the next, Salamano goes to Meursault for comfort - he explains that he had adopted the dog shortly after his wife's death as a companion. Salamano mentions that the neighbours 'said nasty things' about him after sending his mother to a retirement home.
Meursault is surprised to learn about the negative impression of his actions. Later, he is taken to court where Meursault, who witnessed the event while returning to his apartment with Marie, testifies that she had been unfaithful, and Raymond is let off with a warning.
After this, the girlfriend's brother and several Arab friends begin trailing Raymond. Raymond invites Meursault and Marie to a friend's beach house for the weekend.
There they encounter the spurned girlfriend's brother and an Arab friend; these two confront Raymond and wound him with a knife during a fist fight.
Later, Meursault walks back along the beach alone, now armed with a revolver which he took from Raymond to prevent him from acting rashly. Meursault encounters the brother of Raymond's Arab girlfriend.
Disoriented and on the edge of heatstroke, Meursault shoots when the Arab flashes his knife at him. It is a fatal shot, but Meursault shoots the man four more times after a pause. He does not divulge to the reader any specific reason for his crime or what he feels, other than being bothered by the heat and intensely bright sunlight.
Part 2[ edit ] Meursault is now incarcerated, and explains his arrest, time in prison, and upcoming trial.
His general detachment makes living in prison very tolerable, especially after he gets used to the idea of being restricted and unable to have sex with Marie.
He passes the time sleeping, or mentally listing the objects he owned in his apartment. At the trial, the prosecuting attorney portrays Meursault's quietness and passivity as demonstrating guilt and a lack of remorse.
The prosecutor tells the jury more about Meursault's inability or unwillingness to cry at his mother's funeral and the murder. He pushes Meursault to tell the truth, but the man resists.
Later, on his own, Meursault tells the reader that he simply was never able to feel any remorse or personal emotions for any of his actions in life.
The dramatic prosecutor denounces Meursault, claiming that he must be a soulless monster, incapable of remorse, and thus deserves to die for his crime. Although Meursault's attorney defends him and later tells Meursault that he expects the sentence to be light, Meursault is alarmed when the judge informs him of the final decision: In prison, Meursault awaits the results of his appeal.Last week, The Stranger asked whether Libertarians have a solution to the homelessness crisis in Seattle.
We don’t have a single solution, and anyone who says they do is lying. What we do know. The Stranger Author: Albert Camus Project by: Abby Bushell Literary Device #5 Literary Device #4 Literary Device #2 Theme Literary Criticism "In contrast with Meursault, Tarrou had experienced family affection.
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Literary Devices in The Stranger Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory Perhaps more than facial expressions, the sun is an apt indicator (and perhaps, predicting device for us, much like Punxsutawney Phil).