Camus’s focus on absurdity in the novel is meant to satirize society’s rules when gabby mentioned how the prosecutor brought up meursault’s activities the day after his mother’s death, it emphasizes how the trial revolves more around meursault’s relationship with his mother. Ironically, meursault's murder could be considered a tremendous sacrifice made for a friend's wellbeing (it is raymond, after all, who has a problem with the arab, not meursault) yet the arab's connection to raymond is, to meursault's mind, entirely incidental and he shoots the arab without even thinking of raymond. Marie's testimony is ripe for the prosecutor as he draws forth that she and meursault made love the day following meursault's mother's funeral in addition, he forces her to confess that they met while swimming and that they attended a movie together before having sex.
Untitled (meursault and marie in the sea), 1966 in untitled (meursault and marie in the sea), 1966, emotions are not just in the periphery they become all-encompassingthis illustration shows the two lead characters in the novel kissing and caressing each other as they stand in shallow water. Before madame meursault's death, they had become so inseparable that the other residents joked that he was her fiancé the caretaker a worker at the old persons' home where meursault's mother spent the three years prior to her death. Meursault becomes furious and complains about how life is meaningless and that all men are meant to die author albert camus was born in the small town of mandovi, algeria in 1913 he was raised in poverty by his mother.
The stranger was certainly meant to be a statement about the occupation, and one remark from what i read was that, despite the fact that it passed through the german censors without suspicion, the french people saw it for what it was, and that meursault was the sort of ideal character who refused to play the part with regard to societal norms. Marie is a fun-loving character, greatly contradicting meursault’s emotionless attitude meursault first sees and flirts with marie, quickly following his mother’s funeral, but marie went along with it anyway meursault's attitude is displayed in this relationship, “i’d promised to spend the day with a girlfriend” ( camus 40. Marie, raymond, salamano, masson, thomas peréz, and a number of meursault's acquaintances are there before the witnesses take the stand, the presiding judge questions meursault.
After meursault's arrest and imprisonment, marie fades away from the tale and soon enough disappears from meursault's thoughts altogether we no longer hear about the easy and simple girl, as meursault's hard, dark, and ferocious introspective inquiries take center stage. Meursault’s devoted girlfriend, marie (vera chok), with whom he enjoys sex and refers often to the delights of her body, and the arab’s sister, who is beaten and abused by raymond. Meursault - the protagonist and narrator of the stranger, to whom the novel’s title refersmeursault is a detached figure who views and describes much of what occurs around him from a removed position he is emotionally indifferent to others, even to his mother and his lover, marie.
The answer makes sense to meursault, but not to those who do not share his worldview his existentialism make shim say he has no control over events: the sun (symbolically, the world, the power, the heat, and the enormity of it) drove him to murder. The stranger theme of passivity the stranger seems to convey the message that passivity is an acceptable way of experiencing life and treating others for the most part, the narrator/protagonist is an observer – a spectator – of life and its events. Marie is meursault's girlfriend she is fooling herself into thinking that meursault loves her (or even cares at all) because she wants a relationship however, she seems to be happy with a simple sexual affair prior to meursault's imprisonment.
Questions on the essay the myth of sisyphus and the stranger 1 why might the gods think that perpetual futile labor is the most dreadful punishment 13 what is meant by: “ancient wisdom confirms modern heroism” 14 explain how for edipus the truth is both tragic and freeing when marie asks meursault if he loves her, he. The outsider: chapter notes – part 1, chapter 4 summary: in this chapter meursault meets with marie again and they go to another beach marie stays the night at his house the next morning they are interrupted by loud noises from the fight between his neighbor, raymond, and his mistress. “the prosecutor who [is] leafing through a file [ask marie] bluntly when [meursault and marie’s] liaison begun she [mentions] the date the prosecutor [remarks] indifferently that it [appears] to be the day after mother’s death11. Once a typist in meursault 's office, marie is young, beautiful, easy going, and openhearted her romantic feelings for meursault seem authentic and she is genuinely discouraged when meursault confirms he doesn't love her as an individual, that he'd marry any woman like her.
Meursault does not express any remorse upon learning of his mother’s death—he merely reports the fact in a plain and straightforward manner his chief concern is the precise day of his mother’s death—a seemingly trivial detail. Marie and meursault: meant to be or want to be “it occurred to me that anyway one more sunday was over, that mamam was buried now, that i was going back to work and that really, nothing had changed”(1115) these are some of the words that ran through meursault’s mind after his mother’s death. Marie came over as we’d planned i wanted her so bad when i saw her in that pretty red-and-white striped dress and leather sandals you could make out the shape of her firm breasts, and her tan made her face look like a flower.