History Literature / TheStranger

4th Nov '17 9:45:31 AM NickHunter26
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* TheHeroDies: Though his death is never depicted, he knows in the end that it's coming soon.

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Though his death is never depicted, he knows in the end that it's coming soon.soon]].
2nd Nov '17 4:21:29 AM NickHunter26
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--> '''Meursault''': Nothing, nothing had the least importance and I knew quite well why. He, too, knew why. 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’. And what difference could it make if, after being charged with murder, he were executed because he didn’t weep at his mother’s funeral, since it all came to the same thing in the end? The same thing for Salamano’s wife and for Salamano’s dog. That little robot woman was as “guilty” as the girl from Paris who had married Masson, or as Marie, who wanted me to marry her. What did it matter if Raymond was as much my pal as Céleste, who was a far worthier man? What did itmatter if at this very moment Marie was kissing a new boy friend? As a condemned man himself, couldn’t he grasp what I meant by that dark wind blowing from my future? ...
30th Oct '17 2:59:20 AM NickHunter26
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* TheAntiChrist: The prosecutor nicknamed Meursault like this.
9th Oct '17 6:04:52 AM Fyrefly19
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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. 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]].

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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. On one hand he fits most of the criteria: he doesn't feels feel grief, doesn't understand things like love, is in a state of constent constant 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 their own profit]]), isn't cruel or abusive towards the 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 a moral compass but doesn't actually drove derive pleasure or satisfaction from it). Some authors argues argue that he might be in a state of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomie Anomie]].
8th Oct '17 1:22:48 PM Gosicrystal
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* ArcWords: "But I got used to it."

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* %%* ArcWords: "But I got used to it."



* BewareTheHonestOnes

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* %%* BewareTheHonestOnes



* UsefulNotes/FrenchCourts: Ends in the Algiers Assizes Court for murder.



* HollywoodAtheist: The law officials' attitude towards Meursault changes when they find out he's an atheist, and they try to portray him as a violent monster afterward.
** The prosecutor even said Meursault was worse than the [[SelfMadeOrphan parricide]] who will be tried after.

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* HollywoodAtheist: The law officials' attitude towards Meursault changes when they find out he's an atheist, and they try to portray him as a violent monster afterward.
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afterward. The prosecutor even said Meursault was worse than the [[SelfMadeOrphan parricide]] who will be tried after.



* 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.
** 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]].

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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.
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mother. 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]].
18th Aug '17 12:30:48 PM NickHunter26
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* LonersAreFreaks

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* LonersAreFreaksLonersAreFreaks: Meursault doesn't think friendship is a very important thing and so, doesn't bother to develop them, even if he hang out with a colleague, it's only to past time.


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* NamedByTheAdaptation: The first name of Meursault is Arthur in the 1967 movie.
8th Aug '17 3:56:47 AM NickHunter26
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--> '''Meursault''': 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.
7th Aug '17 4:02:07 PM NickHunter26
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The narrator is an emotionally detached young man, one M. Meursault ([[LastNameBasis we never get his first name]]), a man who lives in French-colonized Algeria sometime between the two World Wars. The book opens with the news of his mother's death. He visits her nursing home, muses on the life she led there, then attends her funeral, most of which he finds quite boring. While he's reprimanded for not showing any grief, he doesn't really see the problem and soon asks out a nice girl at work. She becomes his girlfriend and the two happily spend time together as Meursault goes about his daily life working in a nondescript office.

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The narrator is an emotionally detached young man, one M. Meursault ([[LastNameBasis we never get his first name]]), a man who lives in French-colonized Algeria sometime between the two World Wars. The book opens with the news of his mother's death. He visits her nursing home, muses on the life she led there, then attends her funeral, most of which he finds quite boring. While he's reprimanded for not showing any grief, he doesn't really see the problem and soon asks out a nice girl he meet at work.the beach, who is a former co-worker. She becomes his girlfriend and the two happily spend time together as Meursault goes about his daily life working in a nondescript office.



One of the defining works of {{Existentialism}}, and deeply satirical.

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One of the defining works of {{Existentialism}}, {{Existentialism}} and {{Absurdism}}, and deeply satirical.
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]]
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