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Albert Schweitzer - Albert Schweitzer once said, "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know. The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."12 Schweitzer was a true citizen of the world. Already known as a brilliant expert in music and theology, he decided to study to become a medical doctor to help people who were suffering. He believed in showing love and compassion toward all living things, which he called ‘reverence for life.'1 When Schweitzer went to school as a boy, he noticed that his family was better off than many of the other families in his village....   [tags: Biography Schweitzer] 1326 words
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Albert Camus and The Absurd - The Stranger, by Albert Camus, is the story of Meursault, a man who cares not for the future, nor the past. He lives without meaning, without rationality, without emotions. On one fateful day at the beach, Meursault shoots and kills an Arab, leading to a chain of events that causes his death. Throughout the judicial process, Albert Camus criticizes the society he lives in and the values it holds. The Stranger is the definitive work on Camus' own thoughts, and the basis of title as the Professor of the Absurd....   [tags: Albert Camus]
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The Sun in The Stranger by Albert Camus - From page fifty-eight to fifty-seven of Albert Camus’s The Stranger he uses the relentless Algerian sun as a motif for the awareness of reality that pursues the main character, Meursault, throughout the passage. When each motif appears in the novel such as this passage, Meursault’s actions change. This exemplifies that the light, heat, and sun trigger him to become debilitated or furious. Albert Camus sets up this motif in the passage to indicate to the reader that this motif shows the major themes of this novel....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus] 803 words
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Mortality in the Stranger by Albert Camus - 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, regardless of time. The first thought that the audience reads, “Maman died today....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Eyes in the Stranger by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, Albert Camus personifies eyes as a source of knowledge. Characters come upon knowledge through many different sources from touch to hearing. The knowledge gained through eyes can range from, self discovery to understanding events taking place. Eyes and knowledge all seem to be related to Meursault. Meursault’s ability to understand events and circumstances depends on his clarity of vision. Unlike other characters, Meursault’s eyes do not provide knowledge, thus leaving characters misunderstanding him....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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The Absurd in Albert Camus’ The Stranger - Empathy makes us human yet not all humans are emphatic, In Albert Camus’ The Stranger a suspiciously apathetic man named Meursault comes to light as a criminal. However Meursault perpetrated a crime of passion, is that not absurd for a negligent man. In a simple view of Meursault life and philosophies the remission of human feelings is evident, and slightly frightening. In the stranger most of the events in the main characters life require an emotional effect, the death of his mother, the engagement to a beautiful woman who loved him deeply, befriending a criminal, and most shockingly the act of homicide....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger ]
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The Stranger, by Albert Camus - How do you understand a stranger. How do you judge their actions. In Albert Camus’s existentialist text, The Stranger, the protagonist is a stranger to all but himself and because of his character, society finds Meursault guilty of being an incomprehensible and dangerous alien. The court that judges Meursault ignorantly sentences him to death. However, the first person perspective narrative allows the reader a glimpse into his mind, giving them a chance to understand his character and the actions that inevitably leads him to the guillotine....   [tags: literary analysis, albert camus]
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Albert Einstein: Pure Genius - In the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, there is one unordinary thing. A brain was kept for several years for studies and further research. scientist is finding how the person whom the brain belonged is a genius comparing to other who with his intelligence made the scientific world upside down and laid foundation to most of the important findings today. This is none other than Albert Einstein who was considered the most influential scientist in the 20thcentury. He who inspired a lot of people and supported that every man should be respected....   [tags: Albert Einstein Biography]
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The Stranger, Albert Camus - “Between my straw mattress and the bed planks, I had actually found an old scrap of newspaper, yellow and transparent, half-stuck to the canvas. On it was a news story, the first part of which was missing, but which must have taken place in Czechoslovakia. A man had left a Czech village to seek his fortune. Twenty-five years later, and now rich, he had returned with a wife and a child. His mother was running a hotel with his sister in the village where he’d been born. In order to surprise them, he had left his wife and child at another hotel and gone to see his mother, who didn’t recognize him when he walked in....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Right and Wrong in the Stranger by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, Albert Camus characterizes Meursault as a man who focuses on smaller aspects of his life rather than the big picture in order to create an inverted moral standard which makes Meursault an outsider in his own life. Meursault finds lying far more terrible than murder, yet he doesn’t judge people based on their previous actions. He helps a man commit an act of violence against a woman, and though he is an accomplice, he feels no guilt. However, Meursault pushes his emotions away, displacing them into a focus on smaller, more physical aspects of his life, such as noises and the weather....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Meursault's Indifference in The Stranger, by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, Albert Camus allows the main character to tell the story in order to give the reader an experience of his own. Obviously, with a novel also comes language, which Camus incorporates cleverly as a way to indirectly illustrate Meursault’s thoughts about certain situations. Although the novel represents a postmodern setting, the author shifts the overall meaning. In The Stranger, Camus applies a unique literary style as a power that deflects blame from Meursault, the antiheroic character....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Albert's Aimless Absurdity - ... In addition, Camus continues his absurdist assessment of life when Meursault is asked about marriage from his newly acquired girlfriend Marie. He states, “Marie came that evening and asked me if I’d marry her. I said I didn’t mind; if she was keen on it, we’d get married” (Camus 28). This statement is essential because marriage is something meaningful to a person; and, many people take matrimony as a serious, long term commitment that requires work, effort, and a mutual agreement between two parties....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Meursault’s Subconscious Mind in Albert Camus’ The Stranger - In Part One of The Stranger, Albert Camus avoids religious confrontations with Meursault in order to subconsciously place blame on Christ for his criminal actions. Camus restricts Meursault’s relationships to further distance him from his mother. Meursault then alienates himself from the typical spiritual ceremonies and actions to demonstrate his distrust of religion. Simultaneously, Camus uses diction of clear and bright elements to characterize people in the novel, excluding Meursault. Camus associates dark colors with Meursault to depict a sadistic persona....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger]
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The Hero of Albert Camus' The Guest - The Hero of Albert Camus' The Guest Although some have called Albert Camus an existentialist, he never consented to the label. Still, he saw many things the way an existentialist sees them. Camus talks of humanity’s aloneness in the universe and their complete freedom and responsibility for their own lives, themes he pulls together with his idea of the absurd. Camus’ story The Guest powerfully expresses his thought on these prevailing ideas by his story and descriptions of an open landscape and solitary schoolhouse....   [tags: Albert Camus The Guest]
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Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus' essay, 'The Myth Of Sisyphus' is an insightful analysis of the classic work, 'The Myth Of Sisyphus'. In some regards Camus' view of Sisyphus can seem quite accurate and in tune with the original text, but based on Camus' interpretation of the justness of Sisyphus' punishment, it is clear that the writer has some different ideas as well. Camus concludes that this punishment does not have the effect the Gods had intended, and ultimately the tragic hero must be seen as being 'happy'....   [tags: Papers Albert Camus Sisyphus]
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The Schoolmaster in Albert Camus's The Guest - In Albert Camus's "The Guest," an idealistic schoolmaster, Daru, is forced to make many unsettling decisions when ordered to deliver an Arab prisoner to higher authorities in Tinguit. From the beginning, after the prisoner is transferred into his custody, Daru chooses to treat him as a guest rather than a prisoner. Also, Daru decides not to cast judgment on the Arab for the crime of killing his cousin. Lastly, Daru chooses not to play God and assume the awesome responsibility of deciding another man's fate....   [tags: The Guest by Albert Camus] 720 words
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Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were both the sons of farmers. Although Einstein lived in Germany and was Jewish while Newton was Catholic or Christian and lived in England. Albert taught himself geometry while Newton’s family couldn’t even read or write yet. As Newton was growing up one of his closest friend was a young man named Edmund Glaley. Isaac and Albert where both living in the 1600 are in this time period. King George was the king at this time. Einstein hated his school and all of the German studies....   [tags: Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein] 548 words
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Indifference in Albert Camus' The Stranger - Indifference in Albert Camus' The Stranger In Albert Camus novel, The Stranger (The Outsider), the main character Meursault displays a unique indifference to his surroundings and the world around him. It takes him a degree of time to come to terms with his indifference, but when he does he feels truly free from society's constricting bonds. He leads an apathetic lifestyle that is characterized by his constant lack of a definitive personality. Meursault wanders through life as if in a drunken stupor, living the life of a pleasure seeker....   [tags: Albert Camus The Outsider] 808 words
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Existentialism and Albert Camus' The Plague - Existentialism and The Plague    In the mid 1940s, a man by the name of Albert Camus began to write a story. This story he called La Pesté. Written in French, the novel became extremely popular and has since been translated numerous times into many languages. This story has been read over and over, yet it tells more than it seems to. This story tells the tale of a city gripped by a deadly disease. This is true enough, but this is not what the novel is about. The Plague can be read as an allegory of World War II, of the French Resistance against German Occupation....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]
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The Contemporary Relevance of Albert Camus - The Contemporary Relevance of Albert Camus ABSTRACT: After 350 years of continual social transformations under the push of industrialization, capitalism, world-wide social revolutions, and the development of modern science, what reasonably remains of the traditional faith in divine transcendence and providential design except a deep-felt, almost 'ontological' yearning for transcendence. Torn between outmoded religious traditions and an ascendant secular world, the contemporary celebration of individuality only makes more poignant the need for precisely that religious consolation that public life increasingly denies....   [tags: Albert Camus Essays] 3158 words
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Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague - Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague To know ourselves diseased is half our cure. - Alexander Pope As the title clearly suggests, the novel The Plague is, indeed, a story of disease. On the surface, the novel The Plague, may be an accounting of facts detailing the outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Oran. But on a deeper level, it is a novel that reveals awareness and acceptance of the limits of human existence. And it is also a reminder of our absurd freedom and the choices we make in life, especially when facing death....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]
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An Interview with Albert Einstein - Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this mans work, everyone knows that his impact on the world is astonishing. Yes, many people have heard of Albert Einsteins General Theory of Relativity, but few people know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called The Greatest Single achievement of human thought. JB: So here with us today is Alert Einstein, So Albert......   [tags: Albert Einstein Interview] 1288 words
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Socaial Change: Albert Einstein and the Building of a Nuclear Bomb - The film titled “Einstein’s Letter” depicts the historical events that took place beginning the summer of 1939; world renowned physicist Albert Einstein agreed to sign a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt that would change the world forever. He was visited at his Long Island home by Hungarian physicists Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner in order to get his help in urging the President to build a nuclear bomb. They felt that the building of this atomic bomb and the treat of its detonation would save the world....   [tags: nuclear weapons, USA, history, Albert Einstein,]
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The Stranger, by Albert Camus - The Stranger, by Albert Camus, begins with Meursault receiving a telegram informing him of his mother's death. He attends the funeral and shows no remorse during it, but he complains about how hot it is. After returning, he goes on a date with Marie Cardona, a former co-worker, and has a sexual relationship with her. The day after he encounters an alleged pimp, Raymond Sintes. Raymond asks Meursault to write a letter to lure his mistress back so he can torment her after he found out she was cheating on him....   [tags: Albert Camus Stranger Analysis] 1619 words
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Understanding Albert Camus' The Plague - Understanding The Plague The Plague, written by Albert Camus, is a triumph of literary craft. Camus created a commentary on the way humans react to trying situations and circumstances in his fictional city of Oran in North Africa. The reader is presented with Oran as a city of several hundred thousand people. All of whom seem to take life for granted. The people of Oran ar constantly driven by business or money and only stop for life's finer pleasures on the weekends. A fairly accurate parallel to today's world....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays] 757 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book's narrator and main character, detached, and unemotional. He does not think much about events or their consequences, or does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays emotionless throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events in the book. After his mother's death he sheds no tears he seems to show no emotion. He displays limited feelings for his girlfriend, Marie Cardona, and shows no remorse at all for killing an Arab....   [tags: Camus Albert Stranger] 797 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - Many people often base their opinions on a person by judging his whole life in general and his attitude towards life without caring about who the person really is deep down inside. This unfair reasoning can occur in the courtroom when people are put on trial and the judge and the jury must delve into the life of the accused and determine if he is a hazard to society. Occasionally, the judge and jury are too concerned with the accused’s past that they become too biased and give an unfair conviction and sentencing....   [tags: Albert Camus Stranger] 974 words
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Edgar Albert Guest Autobiogrpahy - I was born in Birmingham, England, on the night of August 20, 1881. The American people refer to me as the 'poet of the people'. Who am I. I am Edgar Albert Guest, one of the mosst popular, inspirational poets of the twentieth century. Many people may remember me not only by my 'poet of the people' title, but also by my 4th volume of poetry, A Heap O'Livin, which sold over a million copies in 1916. I never could of done it without my family, hard work, and a creative mind. I was born to Edwin and Julia Wayne Guest in England....   [tags: Edgar Albert Guest] 672 words
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The Grief of Existentialist in Albert Camus’s Work of Fiction, "The Stranger" - Albert Camus’s work of fiction, The Stranger, explores the life of a French man known as Meursault after his mother dies of old age. Meursault does not feel grief for his mothers death as he believes that doing so is pointless since he, as well as Camus himself, is an atheist and an existentialist. As such, he doesn’t concern himself with traditional emotions and beliefs and is instead only concerned with the physical world around him and his physical interactions with it. This is best exemplified when comparing the novels opening paragraph, “Maman died today....   [tags: Albert Camus, Stranger, Grief, Existentialism, ]
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Finding Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Plague - Finding Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Plague Socrates, a Greek philosopher, once said that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (Apology 38b). Like Socrates, Albert Camus believed that a man needs to live meaningfully. In his novel The Plague Camus creates characters who are forced to think, reflect, and assume responsibility for living as they battle an epidemic of bubonic plague that is ravaging the Algerian port of Oran. For ten months as the outbreak isolates the city from the rest of the world, each of the citizens reacts in a unique way....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]
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Inexperienced Minds in Albert Camus' The Plague - Inexperienced Minds in The Plague   The town itself, let us admit, is ugly. These are the words of Dr. Bernard Rieux, the narrator of Albert Camus The Plague. His accurate, unexaggerated descriptions of a town’s sufferings, bring the novel to life. The town of Oran becomes afflicted with a plague, and Rieux, the town doctor, watches the town quickly die away. He joins forces with Jean Tarrou, Raymond Rambert, Joseph Grand, and Father Paneloux, hoping to defeat the unbeatable enemy. The quarantined town ultimately defeats the disease, but not before incredible losses are suffered....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays] 1930 words
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Anarchism in Albert Camus' Short Story, The Guest - Anarchism in Albert Camus' Short Story, "The Guest" [[ "The Guest" is a small story which can usually be found in a compilation of Camus' works or in a World Literature anthology. Here, I have used the translation of "The Guest" found in the Norton Anthology of World Literature, 5th Edition. Since this is a critical essay on a particular story, it assumes that the reader has read the story. I do not believe that it will be nonsensical if you have not read "The Guest" yet, but I do encourage you to read the story so the ideas I put forth can be understood better in their context....   [tags: Albert Camus The Guest] 1052 words
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Power of the Mind Revealed in Albert Camus' The Guest - Power of the Mind Revealed in Albert Camus' “The Guest” In “The Guest”, a short story written by Albert Camus, Camus uses his views on existentialism to define the characters’ values. Camus’ effective use of descriptive words and individual thoughts and actions allows the reader to understand and sympathize with the characters’ judgments of one another, predominantly pertaining to the characters Daru and the Arab. Daru’s responses to the Arab and his decisions, Camus’ description of the Arab, and the Arab’s respect for Daru, prove that there is a basic goodness in humans, allowing them to accept responsibility and consequences for their acts of free will....   [tags: Albert Camus The Guest] 702 words
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Futility of Human Existence Exposed in The Guest by Albert Camus - “He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool” (Wyatt). As this quote by Albert Camus suggests, he was not a very optimistic writer. His gloomy look on life itself can be seen all too clearly in “The Guest”. The story itself deals with Camus’s idea of the futility of human existence: the only rational thing anyone can expect is death. Camus’s underlying philosophy is revealed from the very beginning of the story. The French title, “L’hote”, translates to mean both “guest” and “host” simultaneously, which implies that the mutually respectful relationship between the main characters in the story should be applied to mankind everywhere....   [tags: The Guest Albert Camus] 2328 words
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Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein Einstein was born in 1879 in Germany. When he was a small child he didn’t show any high intelligence. In fact he even took a while to learn how to speak. He was a smart kid but it took a while for people to notice his intelligence. He would ask questions his own teachers couldn’t answer and he even taught himself calculus. He took an entrance exam for Swiss Federal Polytechnic School and failed. He failed but he was still admitted a year later. While doing his regular work he also studied physics on his own....   [tags: Albert Einstein Essays] 676 words
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Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs - Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs The semiotics of traditional theatrical form reinforce an oppressive patriarchal system. The physical body becomes the catalyst by which gender is assigned and expected. This emphasis on the body is amplified in the theater. Simone Benmussa’s play The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, adapted from the short story by George Moore, deals with issues of femininity and masculinity and how these are portrayed within the theater as well as how theater is formed by the traditional patriarchal gaze....   [tags: Singular Life Albert Nobbs]
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Counting Stars, by One Republic and Albert Camus’ The Stranger - In a simple style of words and language, Camus masterfully molds a novel through the narrative of a single man: Meursault. Taking place in the 1940’s, his book, “The Stranger” written through the first-person narrative of its protagonist, Meursault, that allows the reader to fully understand his actions and character. Throughout his narrative, Meursault’s character develops from part one to part two, emerging from an indecisive person lacking emotions to an existential character who ultimately accepts his death....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger]
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Is Meursault Heroic in Albert Camus' The Stranger? - Is Meursault Heroic in The Outsider.     When Meursault is described to us in the early stages of "The Outsider" we see that he does not obey society's codes therefore is it fair for us to assess him using societies interpretation of "heroic".   If we are to judge him by them then we are given ample examples throughout the novel of his having no compassion or even of his thinking of the consequences of his actions, hardly heroic, but the converse is also demonstrated in many places.  An example of the former is when Raymond asks Meursault to "draft" a letter to an Arab prostitute.  Meursault knows what will result from his actions but seems unemotional and views the let...   [tags: Albert Camus, The Outsider]
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Albert Einstein: A Brief Biography - There are several people in history who have left marks on the world. Significant people come from all over the globe and leave a lasting impression for years to follow. From presidents who led the United States in desperate times to a young man who discovered the multi-million dollar Apple Company, influential people do much for eras following them. They can set a basis for future discoveries, leave long lasting impressions with their ideas, and act as role models for millions of people across the globe....   [tags: physics, relativity]
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A Brief Biography of Albert Einstein - ... His goal was to receive a diploma so he could teach mathematics and physics (his favorite subjects as a child). He finished his education in July 1900. Not only was Albert an intelligent man but he also was a great musician. He could play both the violin and the piano. His love of music would eventually bring him to Italy and Switzerland. His love of music was greatly influenced by his mother, Pauline, who was a great pianist also. Albert began playing the violin at the age of six, while his family was living in Munich, Germany....   [tags: family, education, relativity ] 526 words
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Inside the Mind of Albert Einstein - “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity” (Albert Einstein). This quote illustrates the fundamental philosophy of Albert Einstein and provides an insight into the mind of a theoretical physicist and a maverick that revolutionized physics in the early Twentieth Century....   [tags: Biography]
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Albert Einstein: The Best Scientist - ... Albert fled to the United States of America in 1933. If Albert didn’t move to the U.S he couldn’t have hold a position as a teacher at the University as a Jewish person. Then later Albert became a U.S citizen in 1940. Then later he married a lady named Mileva Maric in 1903. They had one daughter and two sons their marriage ended in 1919. The same year Albert got married his cousin named Elsa lowenthal, and then later died in 1936.then late Albert died in April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey....   [tags: kid, education, profession, invention, discoveries]
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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria - No matter who you are, everyone enjoys a great love story. There is a love story in particular, the one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, that is unique when compared to other’s in history. While being a hopeful story, it is also one of sadness. There were numerous significant details of their love that stuck out the most, as to all stories like it. The love story of Victoria and Albert was truly great because of the devotion to each other that showed itself in their love at first sight, marriage, their children, Albert’s death, Victoria’s life without Albert, and even in the legacy of their love....   [tags: notorious romances of the XIX century] 1681 words
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Albert Einstein's Life and Accomplishments - The face of physics was revolutionized by a man’s outrageous idea of relativity. He did what no one else had done by making an equation that was simple and true connecting energy and mass. He became known for his intelligence and his outspoken views, but the genius behind the theorem is what makes him so amazing. To better understand Albert Einstein, a person should examine his personal life, achievements, and his brain. Albert Einstein’s personal life was not what some would expect to be the life of a genius....   [tags: physics, relativity, einstein]
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The Life of Albert Einstein - “I do not know with what kinds of weapons the Third World War will be fought, but the Fourth World War will be fought with sticks and stones.” - Albert Einstein After World War 2 Albert Einstein was a major leading figure in the World Government Movement. He was offered the presidency of Israel, but he declined. During the start of his scientific life, Einstein realized the inadequacies of the Newtonian Mechanics and his special theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to reconcile the laws of mechanics and laws of the electromagnetic field together....   [tags: Biography]
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Brief Biography of Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein, born in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Two months later the family moved to Munich, where he then began to attend school at the Luitpold Gymnasium. They later moved on to Italy and Albert continued his education at Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich. He wanted to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, he gained his diploma, and became a Swiss citizen. But unable to find a teaching post, he then accepted a position as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office....   [tags: Physicist, Scientist] 978 words
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Taking a Look at Albert Einstein - ... Einstein was a world leading figure after World War II; he was given the opportunity to be in the Presidency of the State of Israel, which he declined. He later on supported and collaborated with Dr. Chaim Weizmann in establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of Einstein’s biggest success subjects was having a clear, understanding view of the problems of physics and the determination and ability to solve them. He had and showed his personal ways to reach his goals. As he continued his studies on Science, he took a journey on to mathematics, where he was founded one of the famous mathematicians....   [tags: XX century genius, physicist]
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A Brilliant Mind: Albert Einstein - ... He gained his diploma and acquired Swiss citizenship in 1901, but was unable to find a post teaching, so he accepted a position as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office (Nobel). Einstein and Mileva Maric finally married in 1903, and in 1904, a son, Son Hans Albert, was born (Grosz). The job at the Patent Office gave Einstein a regular salary and more free time, and he devoted his thought to the most basic physics problems of his time and began to publish scientific papers (Formative)....   [tags: Physics, Mathematics, Biography] 1016 words
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Taking a Look at Albert Camus - ... Some writings differ due to living in a nonviolent home yet some of his writing involve killing .His family had his life planned out from the time Camus father died, but his life had taken another approach. Camus was compassionate towards others, especially his idols Malraux and Gide. Malraux and Gide inspired him to write. (Lea, Simpson) A factor that help contributed to his work is his life, “A Happy Death” and “The Stranger” are two of his books that are mostly parallel to each other. In both books, a main character killed another human being because they wanted to see what his outcome would be....   [tags: philosopher, author, journalist, existentialism]
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Themes of The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... Another example for this is: ”The utter pointlessness of whatever I was doing there seized me by the throat, and all I wanted was to get it over with and get back to my cell and sleep." (Camus 100) This is a quote of Meursault, while he was in the trial and doesn’t take the trial seriously. He didn’t have any desire to win the case and survive. This shows the absurdity inside Meursault himself. Lastly, in the ending part of the book, there is a quote saying: “As if that blind rage has washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, I that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world....   [tags: existetialism novels] 1448 words
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The Stranger a Novel by Albert Camus - ... society is aghast that he has not observed what is considered a proper mourning period for his mother. Part 1 also shows his involvement with his neighbor Raymond Sintes, who is a pimp. Raymond is vindictive, he has beaten up his girlfriend for cheating on him, but he is not satisfied, he wants further satisfaction. He has Mersault write a harsh letter to her for him. This results in a second confrontation in which Raymond beats her brutally. Mersault agrees to testify for Raymond that the confrontation was provoked by the girl....   [tags: mersault, philosophy of the absurd] 882 words
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The Life of Thomas Albert Crawford - ... Tommy died shortly thereafter. Brian published his dad’s memoir in 2006, and called it “Tommy”. Sources http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/the-stretcher-bearer/ http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/5717 THE STRETCHER BEARER by Thomas Albert Crawford My stretcher is one scarlet stain, And as I tries to scrape it clean, I tell you what – I’m sick of pain, For all I’ve heard, for all I’ve seen; Around me is the hellish night, And as the war’s red rim I trace, I wonder if in Heaven’s height Our God don’t turn away his face....   [tags: the stretcher bearer, poem] 642 words
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Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... The second sentence then dives deeper to say that even in a rational world such as this, once it is presented in a new light the world as we know it could become alien leaving people in a state of awe and the way this is expressed in The Stranger is with Meursault's outlook on life and his internal struggle to be himself in a society that isn’t correspondent to his own ideologies. The Stranger is usually referred to as an “existential” novel, however because the term itself is so board the description is not entirely accurate....   [tags: Dettachment, Reality]
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A Stranger in the Sun by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, author Albert Camus involves the sun throughout the novel in order to display mans vulnerability. He presents the sun as a powerful, unfortunate influence on main character, Meursault and describes him as a simple minded, easily influenced, mellow individual. The Main influence in Meursaults’ life is the sun. Meursault is bothered by it however he does not make much of an attempt to stop or ignore it. He simply permits the suns heat, accepting it and affirms his personality. Becoming vulnerable is basic however with a more vigorous charisma, persuasion can be avoided....   [tags: Analysis, Symbolism]
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The Myth of Sisyphus, by Albert Camus - In Nichomeachean Ethics, Aristotle attempts to define happiness, which brings forth many other questions that lead to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life. While all of Aristotle’s ideas are both interesting and important, I’ll only mention those that are relevant to the character analysis. Similar to flow; optimal experience, Aristotle draws a fine line between activities or goals that are either means, ends, or both means and ends while claiming that the ultimate end is that which is the means is an end in itself....   [tags: Nichomeachean Ethics]
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Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus - 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 social institutions. Some of the social institutions that are shown in this novel are marriage, time, and the idea of a group of people forming a society altogether....   [tags: Marie, Raymond, Perez, and Meursault]
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Absurdism in The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... Also at the time of the funeral, the caretaker approached him and asked if he “would you like to see [his] mother one last time?’” (Camus 13), an offer he chose to decline. This developing indifference in Meursault’s character is what the reader is presented with as the book starts off. This excerpt from the novel shows his overall attitude towards the death of his mother, not wanting to see her for the last time before she is gone forever, which leads the reader to question the personality of this man....   [tags: personal relationships, family, relations]
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Analysis of The Guest by Albert Camus - ... He says exactly what he think without trying to be polite, in another words, he express his thoughts directly. It is demonstrated by the dialogue with Balducci. He directly refuse to sent this Arab criminal to the prison. Lastly, there is also a few example shows that he is a contradictory person. He treat the Arab as a guest, but he notices every movement that the Arab makes. Although he believes the Arab and try to refuse the revolver from Bladucci, he still take the revolver and stuck it in his pocket(Camus 364)....   [tags: North Africa, Politics, Algeria]
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Love in Albert Camus´ The Stranger - ... She never fails to attest to what she wants “Then she said she wondered if she loved me, and there was no way I could know about that…Then we went for a walk through the main streets to the other end of town” Marie did not want Meursault to simply love her, she just assumed that asking was the best way to assert her feelings. What she wanted was to test if Meursault wanted to stay with her, for all that mattered to her was that Meursault was by her side (Camus 42). Marie does not need to have that binding verbal contract with Meursault about love, because she knows that if Meursault did not have strong feelings for her, he would never have stayed with her for this long of a time....   [tags: strength, desire, confidence, needs]
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The Nonconformist: Albert Camus's The Stranger - In the past and in today’s society, people are told how to live based on different influences found in their surrounding environment. Different ethnicity have distinct believes on the meaning of life and have unique traditions. In the novel, The Stranger, Meursault is the only character who is daring and does not conform to the ideas or practices of the French-Algerian society; even though he was constantly being pressured to change his absurd views. The protagonist in the novel, The Stranger, refusal to conform to societal ideas hinders his ability to become accepted into it, however allows him to live an honest and worthwhile life....   [tags: French Algeria, Social Morals]
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Albert Fish: Serial Killer - Imagine a peaceful day in your little town that you can call your home. There are children playing, the sounds of birds chirping and people working. Little do you know that the peacefulness of your town will forever be disrupted by one man and that man is Albert Fish. Albert Fish was a serial killer who killed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 to Randall Fish who was forty three years older than Albert’s mother. This age difference might be why he was so attracted to these young children....   [tags: Serial Killers]
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The Little Albert Experiment - ... The first strike of the bar startled the child causing him to throw his hands in the air, on the second strike the same reaction occurred, but the child began to tremble. By the third and last strike, the child was crying; this was the first time an emotive state (in the lab) produced fear and crying in Albert. The loud sound conditioning led to Watson and his team questioning whether they could condition distress of presenting a white rat to the child at the same time they strike a steel bar....   [tags: stimulus generalization] 689 words
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The Outsider by Albert Camus - The Outsider by Albert Camus BACKGROUND: ‘In our society,’ wrote Albert Camus, ‘any man who doesn’t cry at his mother’s funeral is liable to be condemned to death.’ This may seem a bewilderingly dramatic, almost self-indulgent sort of assertion, but it is one which Camus brought to life in The Outsider, and to frankly devastating effect. The Outsider has become something of a cult classic over the years, especially in undergraduate circles. It inspired The Cure’s ‘Killing an Arab’, a song which attracted a degree of controversy when it was (wrongly) assumed to advocate racial violence....   [tags: Outsider Camus Literature Analysis] 1525 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - The Word existence comes from the Latin root “ex” out, and sistere from stare, which means to stand (rise up). Existentialism literally means pertaining to existence or in logic, predicating existence. Philosophically existentialism applies to a vision of the condition and existence or lack of one, with God. According to Kierkegaard, Christian existentialism is all meaning and serenity which comes through one’s relationship with God by putting our selves in his hands and finding freedom from tensions and discontent and also praying to him in order to be bless and find peace within our selves....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Plague by Albert Camus - ... People are accustomed to having things directly told to them; however, this instance would force them to draw conclusions and utilize their brains in ways they would not have done otherwise. It brings up people’s utmost consciousness so that they are not mindlessly going about their day doing empty activities. Joseph Lella supports this claims when he states, “Tarrou observes both his cat-spitting neighbor and the old Spaniard (along with his pans of peas) with a similar, dare I say, admiration as to how they spend their time.” He argues that because these people are in control of how they chose to spend their time, they are being wise and efficient....   [tags: absurdism, imprisonment] 1014 words
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The Rebel by Albert Camus - ... He marks the characteristics of a Rebel, and what role the rebel plays on society, and the role society plays on him. Looking into different aspects of this new found sense of protest, Camus tries to describe all the various perspectives of looking at the rebel. Divided into 5 parts, The Rebel elaborates the different characters that propel the feeling of rebellion, and the factors that society play in bringing this feeling about. Camus also sheds light on his concept of the Absurd in the book, in order to explain the estrangement a rebel feels with his new found attitude of refusal....   [tags: literature and history, philosopher] 780 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... What the courtroom doesn’t understand is that Meursault doesn’t feel sad because he sees death as the inevitable outcome of life. Camus demonstrates that the world of The Stranger is irrational by excluding from the text any logical explanation for the events that happen in the novel. For instance, Meursault never has a reason for the decision to marry Marie and killing the Arab. The society nonetheless constantly attempts to create reasonable explanations for his irrational actions. The society also feels threatened and disrupted by the idea that some things in life happen for no purpose....   [tags: existencialist novels, philosophical analysis] 1102 words
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Brief Biography of Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. Around age 10 or 11, Einstein became curious about the mysteries of science and longed for a greater understanding. As a child, Einstein took music lessons; he learned to play the piano and violin and continued through out is life. As a young child, his parents moved during his school career: once to Italy then a second time to Switzerland where he graduated in 1896. Einstein was educated at the Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich where he learned to teach physics and mathematics....   [tags: Nobel, Physicist, Nazism] 588 words
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Tuition Prices in Albert, Canada - ... However, the Stats Can figures don’t include fees that institutions charge students on top of course tuition. • “There’s a growing recognition this is unsustainable,” said Erika Shaker, director of the centre’s education project. • In 1990, the average cost of university in Alberta was $1,286 — the kind of amount a student could make working during the summer. • Now, students are commonly graduating with huge debts, and parents are putting off retirement to help pay for their children’s post-secondary education, Shaker said....   [tags: education, student, system, government] 1304 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - Albert Camus, a philosopher and writer, creates the character of Meursault in The Stranger to embody the journey towards absurdism. In the novel, the reader observes as Meursault attends his mother’s funeral, meets a woman, shoots a man, and receives the death sentence. Camus characterizes Meursault by his reactions to the construction of the plot. In understanding the mentality of Meursault, the reader comes to understand the mentality of an absurdist. Because the characterization of Meursault exemplifies Camus’s ideas on the absurdist life, the study of Camus’s manipulation of the plot in The Stranger is the key to understanding Camus’s underlying motivation of elucidating absurdism....   [tags: Characterization, Plot Manipulation, Absurdism]
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - Albert Camus’s novel The Stranger, Meursault the main character, narrates in the first person and thus, his perceptions are limited. The description of the other characters is entirely subjective, that is, he does not attempt to understand their thoughts and feelings. Meursault is detached from society which makes his descriptions of things going on around him removed. He also refuses to adhere to the accepted moral order of society and thus, society brands him an outsider. The internal world of his thoughts and the external world of he lives in both don’t retain any order....   [tags: The Stranger Essays] 1156 words
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The Life of Albert Einstein - Born in 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein was a physicist who made substantial leaps in microscopic and macroscopic sciences, and greatly influenced all of science with the derivation of his mass-energy equivalence equation of E=mc2. At age five, Einstein received his first compass, and his fascination with it ignited a spark that led him to investigate the natural world. As a child, Einstein was interested in math and science, and excelled in these areas due to a self-education program he created....   [tags: Biography]
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - 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. Whether through close connections like familial relationships (Maman) and friendships (Salamano, Raymond, and Marie), or through bonds as distant as people he briefly converses with (Chaplain), or even so much as complete strangers (Perez and unidentified...   [tags: Secondary Characters, Character Analysis]
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - The novel The Stranger was written by Albert Camus in 1942. The story is an example of how Camus perceives the world with his views. Camus’s views are that moral actions do not have any justification. Camus is considered an existentialist which means that he didn’t believe life had a specific meaning. Many of his beliefs are seen in this novel, as well as his other works. His beliefs began to form during his experience of World War II and after the terrors of the war; many other people believed that the human existence had no meaning....   [tags: the morals of Meursault] 979 words
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The Stranger, by Albert Camus - 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 contains occasion of his emotional indifference between his friends and social indifference....   [tags: The Stranger Essays]
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... Meursault’s relationship with Marie Cardona, for instance, is emotionless on his end, which she generously makes up for. She asks him many times whether he loves her or not, to which he truthfully answers no. She asks him if he’s going to marry her. Unenthusiastically he says he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of marrying her. Meursault bases his relationship with Marie off of his current physical wants and needs; he is not concerned with the future nor with feeling love. Raymond, although a very different character than Meursault, likes Meursault’s blatant honesty....   [tags: story and character analysis, existentialism] 845 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... But Meursault is neither happy, nor unhappy-he is indifferent. As the chapter continues, the ironic situation in which Meursault enjoys the nice weather despite the tragic and saddened occasion identifies the undermined meaning of useless connection to life. Meursault’s belief that the word is meaningless becomes apparent throughout the rest of the chapter displayed by the use of Camus’ ironic disposition. Madame Meursault’s “boyfriend/close friend”, the only person who cares for her, cannot keep up with the funeral procession due to his physical condition....   [tags: story and character analysis] 735 words
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