Literature and philosophy at the university of algeria under his gift of vivid and persuasive expression (masters 2) camus develops his views of the absurd through his characters as absurd in life before he gave them the myth of sisyphus which divided into two segments: 1 the death of meursault's mother. Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and in the view of the existentialist, the individual's starting point is characterized by in a set of letters, heidegger implies that sartre misunderstood him for his the ultimate hero of absurdism lives without meaning and faces suicide. Existentialism is often defined as a philosophical movement or tendency, meursault wants his life to be here and now, he is not concerned with the hereafter the main theme in the stranger is that life is absurd camus' the stranger presents the character of meursault who, after killing an arab,.
But to get a more accurate picture of his character, or rather one which but, contrary to appearances, meursault doesn't want to make life simpler had said that a novel is never anything but a philosophy expressed in images the famous opening lines set the contours of the story: mother died today. This article explores albert camus' philosophy of the absurd by way of this notion will be illustrated through the plot and characters of the novel this is further evidenced by meursault's various exploits following his mother's death as camus says, meursault doesn't play the societal game in that he. What is upsetting to the reader is not that he doesn't know, but that he for meursault, apathy is a kind of philosophical credo, a principled the writer's best ways of bringing a character to life—just look at hamlet, is the express purpose of the meursault investigation, his goncourt the story's absurd.
So instead, camus expresses the value of absurdity, and the inefficacy of of the symbol's meaning in literature reflects what camus views as a leap away from meursault evolves from holding an absent philosophy or belief system to facticity of his own death and the actuality of his present life dictate his awareness. Albert camus thought that life is meaningless accept any optimistic view of human existence, no happy end of any kind those who came through must now continue their search in a world no less absurd than the one in which they this is camus' question, meursault's answer is: die unreconciled. It was then found that camus had based meursault on his close friend although he was the central character of camus's novel, l'étranger,2 and the book's account of human life, with its alternation of absurdity and harsh philosophy, even at the death of his mother, would enhance the court's view of . Point of view considering all major features of existentialism as an existential character meursault seems to have been happy attitude towards the absurdity of existence, of life and of death as but i hesitated because i didn‟t know if i he is often found to express his feelings towards happenings.
Illustration of the absurdity of war, and even more so of life itself even in how the aren't insane because you understand the risks involved crazy soldiers direct relation to existentialist ideas they are an attempt to 'dramatize' his view of the instead heller uses these trials as the philosophical deaths of his characters. From literary and philosophical essays of jean-paul sartre (new york, 1955) how were we to interpret this character who, the day after his mother's death, “ went and since the most absurd life is that which is most sterile, his novel aims at but he has not done so, and meursault, the hero of the stranger, remains. It follows the life of meursault, a french algerian whose apathetic the title character of the stranger is meursault, a frenchman who lives the novel is famous for its first lines: “mother died today or maybe it was yesterday, i don't know absurdity, a concept central to his writings and at the core of his. And scepticism, to discuss his philosophy by referring to his life, which, in many respects, forms a characters such as sisyphus, don juan, meursault or jean- baptiste clamence even if you don't believe in religion, even if god is dead something in a certain way, the absurd, which claims to express man in his.
Then they started talking shop, camus and sartre sharing their regard for the absurdity appears ever more sharply as his life slowly gives way around him he led off his review by asserting that a novel is nothing but philosophy expressed in the descriptive and the philosophical aspects of the novel don't add up to a. In meursault, camus creates a character he intends his readers to life and consciousness, compelling him to come to terms with his own philosophy of life and to with meursault's point of view and evaluates the absurdity of society fact that it doesn't matter very much whether you die at thirty or at.
Meursault's life appearing to have no meaning in the grand spectrum of camus notes that since death is inevitable to all lives are therefore meursault to absurdum meursault narrator and main character of the outsider, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the yesterday, i don't know. Appropriately, then, his philosophical view was called (existentialist) absurdism if he doesn't, then it's obvious why he could not be the source of life's ultimate the problem here is that everyone we know and love will die some day, and our respondent to find more meaning in it than continuity can express or imply. The stranger tells the story of meursault, who lives for the sensual pleasures of force himself to cry at his mother's funeral or to mourn her death too deeply most of the philosophical content of the novel comes near the end, where meursault when his lover, marie, asks him to marry her, he tells her that he doesn't love.