Later I was told that this book was a story about something much like the Azaria Chamberlain case. The novel is famous for its first lines: To Camus there is no truth, the world is essentially absurd and all that exists is the relative truth an individual places on events and ideas.
The Priest who The stranger to him at the end is actually quite certain that he will be freed. The world is not allowed to have such a person in it — if such a person really did exist then it would be a The stranger challenge to the core beliefs of the priest.
The Stranger is another literary delight from Kate Riordan, I cannot wait to see what she does next.
It was such a great ending, so perfect! Eventually, Meursault is found guilty of murder with malice aforethought and is sentenced to death by guillotine. The most interesting part of the book to me was the very end, the conversation with the priest.
Camus had also witnessed mistreatment of native Algerians during the French occupation of Algeriawhich had begun in the first half of the 19th century and, after World War I, was opposed by a growing nationalist movement.
Okay, so it is black humour, but Camus was more or less French — so black humour is more or less obligatory.
I had gotten the distinct impression from all of my previous discussions about this book that the guy ends up dead. I will end this review by saying that the ending was not what I expected The stranger I want to The stranger bravo to the author!
It was first towards the end that I realized that her presence in Penhollow perhaps was not so bad, she did set things in motion. This, however, brings Meursault peace and helps him to accept his death with open arms.
Not this little black duck. Also, I found the characters a bit hard to connect to, especially Diane was difficult to figure out because the version you get to know through the diary feels a lot different from the person the other characters meet. Now, if I was in that cell I would have argued with the priest too — but I would not have argued in the same way that Meursault argues.
See Article History Alternative Titles: So, he has to assume Meursault is either lying to him or is trying to taunt him.
The murder has been read by some as a metaphor for the treatment of Algerian Muslims by the colonizing French. One needed to live life as well. However, Camus did not identify himself as a philosopher.
So, what can I say? This makes the conversation with the priest fascinatingly interesting. Raymond, an unsavoury friend, is eventually arrested for assaulting his mistress and asks Meursault to vouch for him to the police.
But after 30 years of avoiding reading this book I have finally relented and read it. I am definitely not the same kind of Atheist as Camus. Things that had to be dealt with.
However, what will the consequences be? To the priest the prisoner who is facing death is — by necessity — someone who is interested in God. As he waits for his impending death, he obsesses over the possibility of his appeal being accepted.
All three women have secrets and Diane is the catalyst that will bring past events to the light. The Stranger is a book that at first felt a bit difficult to place, it definitely felt more chilling than the previous two books I have read by the author, more thriller than a mystery.
He also did not identify himself as an existentialist. In fact, this is not the case — he ends up at the point in his life where he has no idea if he will be freed or not.May 29, · Directed by Bryan Bertino. With Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher.
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I give stars to books and then I thin 4/5. The Stranger: The Stranger is Albert Camus’s first novel, published in It follows the life of Meursault, a French Algerian whose apathetic responses to life get him in trouble socially and eventually get him killed.
The novel is concerned with the absurd and also touches on the French colonization of Algeria.Download