Discuss meursault’s attitude in relation to these two events answer: meursault expresses no emotion or judgement toward the old man's actions he's essentially playing the role of the observer answer: answer: compare meursault's reaction to thomas perez's grief over the mother's death, and his reaction to old salamano's despair over his lost dog. In his novel the stranger 1, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd the novel is a first-person account of the life of m meursault from the time of his mother's death up to a time evidently just before his execution for the murder of an arab. Meursault’s mother - madame meursault’s death begins the action of the novel three years prior, meursault sent her to an old persons’ home three years prior, meursault sent her to an old persons’ home.
In the stranger, i will focus on the death of meursault’s mother, the death of the arab that meursault kills, and meursault’s own death in night, i will focus on the death of elie’s father in the stranger, the death of meursault’s mother is one of the events central to the plot of the book. Meursault doesn't have any reaction in traditional sense he observes both of the actions without much thought, other than acknowledging what is going on for reasons that the reader is never made aware, meursault is completely desensitized to emotion.
Meursault as “the stranger” the way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a person’s behavior not their true personality. Against meursault’s wishes, the chaplain visits and asks why meursault has refused to see him meursault reasserts his denial of god’s existence when the chaplain states that meursault’s attitude results from “extreme despair,” meursault says he is afraid, not desperate. The ridiculousness of the trial and his reaction to it allows him to finally transcend its symbolic imprisonment and free himself for a life beyond what society could offer him meursault's boss his supervisor at meursault's work, he is annoyed to give meursault a total of four days off even though two are to attend his mother's funeral.
Meursault - the protagonist and narrator of the stranger, to whom the novel’s title refers meursault is a detached figure who views and describes much of what occurs around him from a removed position. Born in algeria (where the stranger is set) on november 7, 1913 his father, a soldier in world war i, died the following year in battle the loss of his father had a profound impact on camus and made camus painfully aware of the tragic effects of war and political strife the death of his father left camus, his mother and older brother in poverty.
Once more, meursault offers no opinion as to a course of action what is meursault's opinion in his own words, i said i hadn't any, continuing, however, that he finds the story interesting meursault does not judge he has no strongly positive or negative reactions to the girl's plight.
Absurd actions of meursault in the stranger by albert camus absurd actions of meursault in the stranger by albert camus from the start of the story meursault showed no regard to human life life to him was meaningless his action toward his mother’s death was the 1st encounter into how emotionless, cold, untouched & unmoved meursault was. Meursault has no feelings, he is detached from humanity and indifferent to the emotions others feel he does not love, and he does not grieve he has no conception in his own mind of the difference between right and wrong, thus, he has no guilt and feels no remorse meursault's character would. Because meursault does not grieve, society sees him as an outsider, a threat, even a monster at his trial, the fact that he had no reaction to his mother’s death damages his reputation far more than his taking of another person’s life meursault is neither moral nor immoral.
What was meursault's reaction to the deaths discuss the examples of death in the stranger and how meursault reacts to them would these reactions confirm or refute the opinion that meursault is an existentialist character.
The character of meursault in the stranger (the outsider) - the character of meursault in the stranger albert camus wrote the stranger during the existentialist movement, which explains why the main character in the novel, meursault, is characterized as detached and emotionless, two of the aspects of existentialism.