This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Book Report On The Stranger By Albert Camus

1434 words - 6 pages

The Stranger, by Albert Camus is about a French man named Meursault who goes through many hardships throughout the book which change the way he looks at the world. In the beginning, Meursault's mom dies at the old people's home. Meursault then goes to visit her for the last time and see her buried. Meursault never cried, he just sat there in the room with his mom's deceased body the whole day and as soon as she was buried he hurried home. The next day he went for a swim and met Marie there, a former typist in his office where he worked. They saw a movie together and the she slept over his house. The next day Meursault spends the whole day sitting outside in his balcony watching people pass by. After the weekend he goes back to work, where he has a conversation with his friend named Emmanuel. Back home, Meursault meets up with his neighbor Salamano and his dog. Salamano got the dog after his wife died and the dog is hairless because of a sickness. Even though Salamano swears at the dog all the time and hits it, he still loves it to death. When the dog gets lost later in the story, Salamano comes to Meursault for help. He starts crying because he doesn't want to lose the only friend he had since his wife died, Meursault comforts him by telling him to look at the pound.Another neighbor, Raymond, invites Meursault to his apartment for sausages and to talk about some business. He tells Meursault that he has a girlfriend and that he found out she was cheating on him so he would beat her. The reason he wanted Meursault's helps is because he wanted to get revenge. He wanted to supposedly forgive the woman, sleep with her, and by the end spit in her face and throw her out. Raymond asked Meursault to write a letter to the woman making her want to come back to Raymond. A couple of days later, Marie slept over Meursault's house again only to witness Raymond beating up the woman in the other apartment and the police coming. The police took Raymond in and Meursault acted as a witness. Since then, the woman's Arab brother would follow Raymond around with his friends to get a chance to fight with him.Raymond, Meursault, and Marie went to Masson's beach house in the morning. On the way there, they saw the Arab brother and his friends standing outside their apartment building. Once they got to the beach house they ate and then they all went for a swim. Then Raymond, Meursault, and Masson decided to go for a walk along the beach. When they got to the other side they saw the Arab guy and another guy standing there ready to fight. Raymond punched the Arab guy while Masson hit the other one and Meursault was standing just in case more guys come. Raymond had a gun and he gave it to Meursault to hold. After they fought with the Arab and his friend they went back to the beach house. Everyone was in the house when Meursault decided to go for a walk. While he was walking he saw the Arab guy lying on the sand looking at him. Then the Arab guy took out a knife and Meursault...

Find Another Essay On Book report on the stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger by Albert Camus Essay

1408 words - 6 pages him from feeling alone, and he accepts that the companionship will be in the form of an angry mob on the day of his execution. However, he changes throughout the trial and eventually becomes a hero. This is because he finds meaning in life. It is ironic, though; that he learns to appreciate life after his is effectively over. Work Cited Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Matthew Ward. New York: Vintage International, 1989.

The Stranger, by Albert Camus Essay

815 words - 4 pages In many works of literature a character conquers great obstacles to achieve a worthy goal. Sometimes the obstacles are personal impediment, at other times it consists of the attitude and beliefs of others. In the book The Stranger by Albert Camus, shows the character Meursault who is an emotionless character that let’s other people show their opinions and emotions into him giving him a type of feeling even if Meursault doesn’t care. Meursault

The Stranger by Albert Camus

1195 words - 5 pages that they become too biased and give an unfair conviction and sentencing. In his novel, The Stranger, Albert Camus uses the courtroom as a symbol to represent society that judges the main character, Meursalt, unfairly to illustrate how society forms opinions based on one’s past. Meursalt faces a jury and a tough prosecutor when he is

The Stranger by Albert Camus

688 words - 3 pages crowd, intense heat of the sun, and the shot of light from the blade made my nauseous state intensify. The silence was broken by a loud screech of metal, which stopped as suddenly as it began. The sound sent me over the edge and I bent over and began heaving.In reality the sound only lasted less than a second; looking back on it now it seems like it lasted forever. To this day it still haunts me."The Stranger" by Albert Camus

The Stranger by Albert Camus - 1762 words

1762 words - 7 pages The Stranger by Albert CamusMeursault is a shipping clerk whose mother has just died but he does not seem very upset about it. He takes a few days off work to attend his mother's funeral. He catches the bus to the nursing home where his mother's body is. The doorkeeper of the nursing home starts to open the lid of the coffin but Meursault stops him because he does not want to see his mother's body. Mr. Perez, his mother's friend, is the only

The Stranger by Albert Camus. This is an essay on the book about the character Meurasault

799 words - 3 pages The StrangerIn Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger, there are many different aspects throughout the book that separate this book from most others. The first major crucial moment starts when Meursault travels to his mother's funeral and shows no emotion or remorse for his mother's death. It is evident in the beginning of the story that there is a man who shows no emotion for anything. Meursault did not dare cry for his mother. In fact, when going

The Stranger, Albert Camus

1380 words - 6 pages hotel and, without knowing it, gave away the traveler’s identity. The mother hanged herself. The sister threw herself down the well. I must have read that story a thousand times. On the one hand it wasn’t very likely. On the other, it was perfectly natural. Anyway, I thought the traveler pretty much deserved what he got and that you should never play games.” (Camus 79-80.) Within The Stranger, Albert Camus implements a passage concerning

Albert Camus' The Stranger

1668 words - 7 pages to explain human relationships either amongst themselves or their emotions in general. He does not follow 'conventional' social beliefs nor does he believe in God, nor salvation. Meursault however loves his life. It is a pure love derived from enjoying his existence on a day-to-day basis, rarely looking back and never looking forward. His love is not dependent on doing what society or some religion has deemed correct, but on what he feels he wants to do despite what most would consider common. Work Cited Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Matthew Ward. New York: Vintage International, 1989.

Albert Camus' the stranger

854 words - 4 pages . Meursault, a very unconventional character, explains his emotions through his description of his surroundings. He does not focus thoughts on his relationship with others or his emotions, but rather on the nature around him. How the nature is perceived by Meursault is how the reader understands Meursault as a character, what he is truly thinking and what he is feeling. This unconventional thought makes Meursault a stranger, an outsider. L’Estranger

Mortality in the Stranger by Albert Camus

1131 words - 5 pages Everyone will die. Meursault’s awareness of death contributes to his nonchalant attitude toward every death he witness or must endure in The Stranger. Death fails to upset Meursault. In The Stranger, Albert Camus emphasizes mortality in order to expose the ignorance humanity has towards the inevitable or unknown end. Camus’s emphasis on time accentuates Meursault’s indifference. This indifference reveals that death occurs inevitably

Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus

1529 words - 6 pages In The Stranger by Albert Camus there are many points where Camus’s personal beliefs in existentialism are found. Camus showed his existentialistic beliefs by using his characters to make social commentaries on multiple different social institution, including marriage, time, and society itself. Camus uses all of his characters to show his social commentaries with specific characters going to show what existentialists believe are bad qualities of

Similar Essays

Book Report On Camus The Stranger

595 words - 2 pages The Purpose:Camus himself, on the back cover of the book says the book is an exploration of "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd"; at first glance this book seems to have an almost unhealthy lack of the absurd and Camus' statement seems meaningless. That is until the book as a whole is explored and one realizes that the lack of such is exactly what is absurd. The Stranger forces one to read between, and even through, the lines in a search

The Stranger By Albert Camus Essay 1327 Words

1327 words - 5 pages Albert Camus has his own toolbox of literary devices when it comes to accentuating the theme of The Stranger, one of them being his unique sense and use of secondary characters. Whether major or minor, every character in the book serves a purpose, and corroborates the theme in some form of fashion. Camus describes his secondary characters as foiling Meursault in one aspect or another, and thus, shining light on Meursault’s characteristics

The Stranger By Albert Camus Essay 1816 Words

1816 words - 7 pages In Albert Camus's famous novel The Stranger there are many out of the ordinary occurrences, the theory of absurdity is thought of quite frequently throughout. The main character Meursault, gets himself into a predicament that develops Camus's philosophy of the absurd. His philosophy is that humans tend to impose a rational order on the world in the face of evidence that the world is absurd. According to Webster's Dictionary the word "absurd

The Stranger By Albert Camus Essay 744 Words

744 words - 3 pages In The Stranger, Albert Camus reveals Meursault, the book's narrator and main character as distant, isolated, and unemotional. He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays unconcern throughout the book in his reactions to people and events described in the book.After Meursault's mothers death he sheds no tears and shows no emotion. He displays