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Essay | Existentialism and Freedom in The Plague and The Stranger by Albert Camus

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Existentialism and Freedom in The Plague and The Stranger by Albert Camus

Summary: This essay examines the concepts behind two of Albert Camus' most popular works, The Stranger and The Plague. Highlights his themes of freedom, the absurd, the meaninglessness of life and the existential philosophies that run through these works.
Albert Camus presents a story line that my seem simple at first, but when more closely examined a myriad of concepts come to the surface. Camus was a French writer who wrote The Plague in 1947 and wrote The Stranger in the early 1940's. Both stories centered around the WWII atmosphere and the change and realization that came with this environment. Throughout Camus' novels the concepts of the struggle for freedom, the obstacle of choices, the responsibility of citizens in hard times, and the essence of human nature are constantly referenced to through Camus' unique writing style.

The first concept that needs to be examined is the concept of freedom. The Stranger presents a rather a view of freedom that is rather unsettling to the everyday reader. Meursault quite frequently expresses his awareness of his freedom, his awareness of...

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