History Literature / TheStranger

4th Feb '16 11:03:47 PM mirisu92
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* TheSociopath: How the court interprets Meursault's [[TheStoic stoic]] demeanour, especially after they find out he's atheist and didn't especially care for his mother.
4th Feb '16 10:59:53 PM mirisu92
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** Of course maybe it was a particularly religious HangingJudge who presided over his trial; either that, or he was a normal judge who's triggered into HangingJudge mode by openly irreligious or unrepentant defendants.

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** Of course maybe See the entry under KangarooCourt; it was a particularly religious HangingJudge who presided over his trial; either that, or he was a normal judge who's triggered into HangingJudge mode by openly irreligious or unrepentant defendants.appears that the particular court that tries Meursault is more belligerent than normal, and appears to be doing whatever it can to find him guilty.
4th Feb '16 10:54:11 PM mirisu92
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** Of course maybe it was a particularly religious HangingJudge who presided over his trial; either that, or he was a normal judge who's triggered into HangingJudge mode by openly irreligious people.

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** Of course maybe it was a particularly religious HangingJudge who presided over his trial; either that, or he was a normal judge who's triggered into HangingJudge mode by openly irreligious people.or unrepentant defendants.
4th Feb '16 10:54:11 PM mirisu92
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4th Feb '16 10:52:49 PM mirisu92
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** Of course maybe it was a particularly religious HangingJudge who presided over his trial; either that, or he was a normal judge who's triggered into HangingJudge mode by openly irreligious people.
7th Jan '16 9:50:00 AM Prfnoff
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A FilmOfTheBook was made in Italy in 1967, directed by Creator/LuchinoVisconti and produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis.

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A FilmOfTheBook FilmOfTheBook, starring Creator/MarcelloMastroianni as Meursault, was made in Italy in 1967, directed by Creator/LuchinoVisconti and produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis.
7th Jan '16 9:45:45 AM Prfnoff
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A FilmOfTheBook was made in Italy in 1967, directed by Creator/LuchinoVisconti and produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis.
21st Oct '15 1:40:40 PM Silverblade2
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* NotSoStoic:
** [[spoiler: After spending the story completely calm and indifferent to absolutely everything, Meursault SNAPS at the priest at the book's end.]]
** Arguably Salamano. He spends most of his introduction being a grumpy old man who hates and abuses his dog. After the dog runs away, he becomes grumpier and more hateful. When he realizes the dog isn't coming back, he begins to cry.

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* NotSoStoic:
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NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: After spending the story completely calm and indifferent to absolutely everything, Meursault SNAPS at the priest at the book's end.]]
** Arguably Salamano. He spends most of his introduction being a grumpy old man who hates and abuses his dog. After the dog runs away, he becomes grumpier and more hateful. When he realizes the dog isn't coming back, he begins to cry.
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* SociopathicHero: Meursault, possibly.
26th Apr '15 6:58:14 AM JulianLapostat
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Eventually, Meursault comes to terms with his execution]]:
--> ''It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.''



* HeatWave

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* HeatWaveHeatWave: There is a recurrent heat wave in Algiers and the generally hot climate there has an effect on Meursault's mind.




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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Ultimately, the World is a Cardboard, as Meursault states in the end:
--> ''From the dark horizon of my future a sort of slow, persistent breeze had been blowing toward me, all my life long, from the years that were to come. And on its way that breeze had leveled out all the ideas that people tried to foist on me in the equally unreal years I then was living through. What difference could they make to me, the deaths of others, or a mother's love, or his God; or the way a man decides to live, the fate he thinks he chooses, since one and the same fate was bound to “choose” not only me but thousands of millions of privileged people who, like him, called themselves my brothers. Surely, surely he must see that? Every man alive was privileged; there was only one class of men, the privileged class. All alike would be condemned to die one day; his turn, too, would come like the others.''
4th Apr '15 6:04:02 PM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: As more than one critic has noted, this book takes place in French-colonial Algeria before independence, and the main character, an ethnically French colonist (in the phraseology of the period, a ''piednoir'') murders an Arab man that he doesn't know and has no reason to kill -- and yet he is arrested and tried for murder [[spoiler: and found guilty, and sentenced to death.]] In real-life colonial Algeria, he probably wouldn't have been arrested, and even if he had been, he almost certainly wouldn't have been found guilty. Of course, in the story it's clear he would probably have been let off if hadn't admitted being an atheist. That convinces the authorities he's a monster, and it's this he ''really'' gets condemned for.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: As more than one critic has noted, this book takes place in French-colonial Algeria before independence, and the main character, an ethnically French colonist (in the phraseology of the period, a ''piednoir'') murders an Arab man that he doesn't know and has no reason to kill -- and yet he is arrested and tried for murder [[spoiler: and found guilty, and sentenced to death.]] In real-life colonial Algeria, he probably wouldn't have been arrested, and even if he had been, he almost certainly wouldn't have been found guilty. Of course, in the story it's clear he would probably have been let off if he hadn't admitted being an atheist. That convinces the authorities he's a monster, and it's this he ''really'' gets condemned for.



* HollywoodAtheist: The law officials' attitude towards Meursault changes when they find out he's an atheist, and afterwards try to portray him as a violent monster.

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* HollywoodAtheist: The law officials' attitude towards Meursault changes when they find out he's an atheist, and afterwards they try to portray him as a violent monster.monster afterward.
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