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"The Stranger", by Albert Camus

Summary: Meursault is a strange sort of man, somewhat insensitive and very much a man onto himself. However his brusque mannerisms lead to society judging him and ultimately hating him, as he is judged to be a threat. The question is, a threat to what?
The Stranger by Albert Camus deals with a character that readers are not accustomed to, which in this case is Meursault. If his thoughts were similar to everyone else's, the philosophy in The Stranger would not exist. The story demonstrates how Meursault is a rebel in the eyes of society. He is judged not for killing a man but because of how he is as a human. Meursault realized that society viewed him as a threat because of the insensitivity he showed on the day of his mother's funeral. Had Camus not included Meursault as a character, the story would be entirely different, seeing as how Meursault's philosophy is what differentiates this novel from others.

Throughout the first chapter of the book, Meursault asked for several days of in order to go to his mother's funeral. Meursault said. "But he wasn't too happy about it...

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