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Is Meursault a Threst to Society?

Summary: Discusses `The Outsider', by Albert Camus. Questions if Meursault is a threat to his society. Considers if the character is a dangerous riminal who commits a crime with a clear motive.

In `The Outsider', Albert Camus creates Meursault, a character who is true to himself, to such an extent that in an ironic twist, he is condemned for his own honesty. The entire text is written in the first person narrative, and the interior monologue provides the reader with a window to Meursault's mind and thoughts, which appear to be simplistic and rational, allowing the reader to understand Meursault's train of thought. Other characters in the novel do not have this privilege, and therefore form different views of Meursault. His girlfriend Marie at times finds him peculiar and the public prosecutor at his trial found him to be a monster lacking a soul, who deserved nothing less than to be removed completely from society. But did Meursault truly deserve the sentence read by the jury? Is Meursault in fact everything the prosecutor claims that he...

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