History Literature / TheStranger

15th Jul '17 3:36:27 PM NickHunter26
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** On one hand he fits most of the criteria: he doesn't feels grief, doesn't understand things like love, is in a state of constent boredom and only appreciates immediate pleasures such as hot chocolate, smoking and sex. On the other hand however, he sees no point in lying and is bluntly honest (something a sociopath is mostly ''incapable'' of, [[ManipulativeBastard often manipulating others for his own profit]]), isn't cruel or abusive towards people around him, is capable of taking responsibility for his own mistakes and knows how [[AGodIamNot insignificant he is]] (while sociopaths are shameless [[{{ItsAllAboutMe}} narcissists]] with a [[{{Pride}} high sense of self worth]]). Plus, he killed the Arab not for amusement but because he doesn't see why he shouldn't do it (so he lacks the moral compass but doesn't actually drove pleasure or satisfaction from it). Some authors argues that he might be in a state of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomie Anomie]].
4th Jul '17 2:02:56 PM Juneberries
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->''"Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know."''

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->''"Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know."''
"''[[note]]''Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.''[[/note]]
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.
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