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Strindberg's "The Stronger" - Strindberg's "The Stronger" In 'The Stronger' Strindberg focuses upon the role and importance of women at the turn of the 20th century. This is portrayed through a conversation of two women who have different lives and social statuses. Mrs. X is married and therefore socially stronger. Miss Y is unmarried and rather poignantly, doesn't speak. At the turn of the 20th century, women were seen as 2nd class citizens to men. However, this entire play is set in a women's café where Strindberg's purpose is to allow the two characters to fully express their feelings rather than be influenced and controlled by men....   [tags: Strindberg Stronger Essays] 1375 words
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Analysis of The Stronger by August Strindberg - The Stronger by August Strindberg is a play that is filled with irony. One of the first things noticed in this play is that the characters have no names, nor are they labeled by any type of status. Rather than having names like most plays, the two characters are differentiated by the letters "X" and "Y." Another ironic thing about this play, is how it is written; the dialogue of the play is not evenly spoken. Instead of the two characters conversing between one another, the play is written almost like a monologue where only Mrs....   [tags: Performance Arts The Stronger Play] 877 words
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Stronger Souther Border Control - Stronger Southern Border Control The lure of jobs and a better way of life for their families is why most people immigrate. So much that the reward for illegal immigrants exceeds the consequences they may face. Thousands of people enter The U.S. southern border each year with plans of staying for without going through the legal system. If America continues to leave the gates open and allow people to cross illegally without consequence; it personifies the injustice towards the ones that have made the effort to be here legally....   [tags: Immigration]
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Miss Y’s Reactions in The Stronger - In the production of The Stronger staring Therese Jean Kibby the screenplay writer, Steve Cleberg took the opportunity to interpret what Arthur Strindberg originally wrote. In watching the play, it is very obvious that there are some major differences from the original version. The most obvious deviation from the original is the fact that the play has scenes that were not ever depicted in Strindberg’s play. This includes the scene in which we actually see Mr. X and Miss Y together at the rehearsal and in Mrs....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Stronger through My Mom's Cancer - Everything is perfectly fine, everything is great, then one day it all comes crashing down and shattered pieces are left. My life would never be the same but I guess change is for the best and it forced me to become the person I am today. It’s rough to be the oldest child, especially when your mom is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and you have 3 younger sisters that look to you for comfort when their mom can’t be there. When the cancer is spread throughout your moms body doctors can’t just get rid of it no matter how badly you wish they could....   [tags: Personal Narrative, ] 590 words
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Becoming A Stronger Person - “ Becoming a Stronger Person” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a story about a Black female growing up in the American South during the 1930’s and 40’s. Maya Angelou, the narrator and author of this book, writes about growing up in a society filled with racism and hatred. From rape to racism, Maya Angelou has experienced an immense amount of hardships and grievances her whole life. Through these experiences, Maya learns the true meaning of courage, independence, and trust; she realizes that the hardships and various experiences in one’s life can only make that person stronger in the end....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Stronger Integration Between Management Accounting and Marketing - The call for a stronger integration between management accounting and marketing is a relatively new phenomenon. In recent years, some Authors have started to face the topic of the interface of management accounting and marketing with reference both to the management accounting and to the marketing literature (Glaves et al. 2007, Wilson and Gilligan 2005, Roslender and Hart 2003, Roslender and Hart 2002). The implicit acknowledgment of the importance of specialized information provided by management accounting systems (MAS) is strictly linked to these systems’ nature and aims....   [tags: Business Management] 957 words
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Stronger Families, Stronger Countries - ... After various events, the United States took a step towards healing the relationship. At the same time, however, China was hosting the United Nations 4th World Women's Conference. One of the speakers participating in this event was Hillary Clinton. As the wife of the President, Hillary Clinton chose this time to promote not only the rights of women, but her own ideas. On September fifth, 1995, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech to hundreds of women, mothers and daughters. This speech communicated that all are created equal, and that women deserve the same amount of human rights and respect as men....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Some Minds are Stronger Than Others: Viktor Frankl's Perseverance in Auschwitz - Viktor Frankl begins by informing us about his arrival to the camp as an official prisoner of Auschwitz. He gets into great detail about the horrors of the camp, and how it greatly affects your state of mind. He uses his story of the concentration camp he attended to let readers see his psychological point of view on his surroundings and the atmosphere around him. Frankl’s story was set to answer one of the many unsolved questions that just so happens to be asked in the Nostra Aetate. That question was: “What is the meaning and purpose of life?” Frankl’s story about his experience inside the concentration camp attempts to answer just that....   [tags: World War II, Holocaust, Concentration Camp] 883 words
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Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans - Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans A few years ago if you were to ask someone about the possibilities of cloning they would most likely say it was impossible. This attitude towards cloning has been held into belief up until recently when scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. And immediately after scientists in Oregon cloned a monkey (Fackelmann 276). The most major breakthroughs of the century in science has occurred and we are not ready for it. The scientific breakthrough of cloning has caused a great deal of controversy in the media and also in the government....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1215 words
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Plato has Stronger Reasoning than Aristotle - Plato and Aristotle Nearly all humans have the goal to live a virtuous and happy life. Two of the world most acknowledged philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, had their own views on this central issue. Plato supported the understanding view; he believed understanding is the key to living a virtuous life. Aristotle supported the habit and action view; he believed that individuals become virtuous by continuous moral actions. By and large both philosophers have a good standpoint; but in my judgment one has a stronger line of reasoning....   [tags: Philosophy Virtue Moral Ethic ] 693 words
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Graduation Speech: I Am Stronger in the Lord - As I come to this place in my life I cannot help but think about Lincoln's Farewell Address at Springfield. In many ways it parallels my feelings in graduating from Gilmore Christian School. This is from President Lincoln's address written Feb. 11, 1861: "No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feelings of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from young to an old man. Here my children have been born and one is buried....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 677 words
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A Stronger Video Game Content Rating System is a Must - A Stronger Video Game Content Rating System is a Must Many of today's youth are easily influenced by their environment. Their environment can include their family, friends, school, and even media (television, music, video games). With technology rapidly advancing, video games are having an even greater impact on youth. In the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the amount of violence contained in all media, especially video games. According to Alison Motluk, "more than 90 per cent of American children play video games every day, and half of the top sellers contain extreme violence" (10)....   [tags: Video Game Violence Argumentative] 1446 words
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Testing if the Processes of Desposition are Stronger than Processes of Erosion on the Beach - Testing if the Processes of Desposition are Stronger than Processes of Erosion on the Beach Aim 1- Destructive or Constructive enquiry: Aim 1 To test if processes of deposition are stronger than processes of erosion on the beach. The first aim was carried out at site 2 on Deal beach, by the Groynes. This was mainly because we needed the Groynes to assist us in the investigation. The other site could have been suitable as well, but where my group was specifically positioned, the pier was there and that could have interfered with our results....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger - ... Her deep affection for her family gave her the opportunity to have a wide diversity of love, anger, sadness, guilt, and intimacy that is clearly demonstrated throughout her works. In the first poem, “Colorplate 14”, the author uses the image of heaviness to describe the disappointment and embarrassed. Phrases like “borrow the butcher’s wheelbarrow” and “ferry the paintings”, create the sense of the heavy feeling of disappointment when her painting was not accepted into the salon (line 6,7)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger - Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,] 1503 words
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We Need Stronger Child Support Laws - ... There are other steps that can be taken at this point which include; hiring a privet investigator, hiring an agency dedicated to acquiring child support, or hiring an attorney to file contempt charges against the noncustodial parent. None of these options are inexpensive and if the custodial parent is already not receiving child support they may have run out of options and money needed to go back to court to file charges.Even if contempt charges are filed, the noncustodial parent must still be arrested so their last known address must be known....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Persuasive Essay: The Need for Stronger Gun Control Laws - Switzerland has compulsory gun ownership for military age males, yet it has a far lower murder rate than the U.S. But Switzerland also has far stricter gun control laws. Even so, Switzerland has the second highest rate of handgun ownership and handgun murders in the industrialized world, after the U.S. Switzerland is frequently cited as an example of a country with high gun ownership and a low murder rate. However, Switzerland also has a high degree of gun control, and actually makes a better argument for gun regulation than gun liberalization....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 468 words
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Why Some Memories are Stronger than Others - Why do we keep repeating menial activities in our everyday lives, i.e. Playing cards, bowling. Is it because we enjoy being in the moment so much, or is the elation that we feel, the satisfaction that comes from these activities, just our minds looking forward to the memories of these times. If it is truly the moment we enjoy, then why do we feel satisfied for extended periods of time after the activity is gone. It is the memory of that feeling that we hold in highest regard. This is why we can get bored of doing the same activities, over and over again, even if we enjoy it so much for the earlier times....   [tags: essays research papers] 1482 words
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Albert Camus' The Stranger - Albert Camus' The Stranger What if the past has no meaning and the only point in time of our life that really matters is that point which is happening at present. To make matters worse, when life is over, the existence is also over; the hope of some sort of salvation from a God is pointless. Albert Camus illustrates this exact view in The Stranger. Camus feels that one exists only in the world physically and therefore the presence or absence of meaning in one's life is alone revealed through that event which he or she is experiencing at a particular moment....   [tags: Stranger]
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Meursault's Indifference in The Stranger, by Albert Camus - ... He describes the stabbing as a “scorching blade [that] slashes at [his] eyelashes and stabs at [his] stinging eyes” (59). The moment that the blade brings itself to Meursault’s face and slashes at his eyelashes, of course, is the point at which Meursault acknowledges that everything is beginning to reel. Finally, under the influence of the sea’s fiery breath and the sun’s scorching attitude, Meursault admits that “the trigger gave” when reminiscing on the death of the Arab (59). Not until after he blames the trigger for the mishap does he use first person to describe the negative actions, as he shoots the Arab four more times....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): Apathy - Apathy in The Stranger (Outsider) Often times an author incorporates a thought or philosophy into a work that can shape or reshape the attitude emitted from the novel. In Albert Camus', The Stranger, the Existential philosophy that the author fills into the work give an aura of apathy. With the opening lines of "Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure," Camus immediately sets a tone of indifference (1). Though the protagonist, Mersault, is not completely without cares, the overall attitude of passiveness he has toward himself, as well as toward others, give the entire novel a tone of apathy....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays] 574 words
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The Stranger and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - ... Relationships appear in many varieties: both positive and negative, but their existence in the environment has an influence on daily life as well as general outlook. Whether it be his mother, girlfriend, or his friend, Meursault is a character that shows insensitivity towards everyone that he could possibly create a bond with. “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.”(Camus, Stranger 1) As times changes, the situations that are put forth affect the way one reacts to relationships....   [tags: The Stranger]
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... Otherwise what’s going to happened to me. (p.39) Even though Salamano’s actions show that he didn’t seem to care about his dog, when the dog runs off he goes to Meursault for help. This proves that he really cares about him because he is concerned about where he may be and he doesn’t want him to be taken from him. Therefore, Salamano’s situation relates to the myth of Sisyphus because Camus states a belief that all of one’s efforts come to nothing. Without his dog Salamano is left all alone to keep growing old and die lonely....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Mersault's Control Over his Actions in The Stranger - Dialogue is simple throughout part one of The Stranger. Camus does not provide direct explanations for Meursaults actions and response to events. Instead the reader can find an unusual emphasis on the setting and physical aspects of events and characters in part one. Meursault has complete control and conscious awareness of his indifference towards social situations. It is Meursaults underlying radical attitude towards authority and social norms that provide for his dissent behavior. In order to prove that Meursault is free to act as he does, his inability to grieve over the death of his mother should not be accepted....   [tags: the stranger]
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The Insignificance of Women in Camus’ The Stranger - ... I answered the same way I had the last time… but that I probably didn’t love her.” (Camus 41). Meursault states it directly that he probably didn’t love her and, without a second thought, stated that whether he married her or not did not matter to him. This shows just how little he cared for such matters, writing off the topic of marriage so trivially. Meursault continues on to say to the reader that “she was the one who was doing the asking and all I was saying was yes.” (Camus 41-42). He justifies his lack of excitement or romance by stating that only Marie asked about, implying that he did not care for having a tight, emotional relationship with his lover, Marie....   [tags: Camus, The Stranger]
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The Insignificance of Women in Camus’ The Stranger - ... I answered the same way I had the last time… but that I probably didn’t love her.” (Camus 41). Meursault states it directly that he probably didn’t love her and, without a second thought, stated that whether he married her or not did not matter to him. This shows just how little he cared for such matters, writing off the topic of marriage so trivially. Meursault continues on to say to the reader that “she was the one who was doing the asking and all I was saying was yes.” (Camus 41-42). He justifies his lack of excitement or romance by stating that only Marie asked about, implying that he did not care for having a tight, emotional relationship with his lover, Marie....   [tags: Camus, The Stranger]
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Eyes in the Stranger by Albert Camus - ... The magistrate tries once again to see if he can get Meursault to confess. When I said nothing, he looked at me again, and asked: “Don’t you agree?” I said that seemed quite possible. But, though I mightn’t be so sure about what interested me, I was absolutely sure about what didn’t interest me. And the question he had raised didn’t interest me at all. He looked away and, without altering his posture, asked if it was because I felt utterly desperate that I spoke like this. I explained that it wasn’t despair I felt, but fear—which was natural enough....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Mortality in the Stranger by Albert Camus - ... I asked my boss for two days off and there was no way he was going to refuse me with an excuse like that,” (Camus 3). Meursault focuses on the time that he takes off from his job instead of the recent death of his mother, exemplifying that one cannot gain back lost time, but can only spend the present wisely. Camus reinforces this allegation when Meursault recalls, “But according to him, the dog’s real sickness was old age, and there’s no cure for old age” (Camus 45). Again, lost time is never regained, no matter what one does to compensate....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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The Absurd in Albert Camus’ The Stranger - ... In the world we live in that which is different causes fear, and Mersault's indifference caused his society to see him as dangerous and alarming, and they has good reason. Though the main character is a reclusive man he managed to meet a woman that enjoy spending time with him. Marie, his lover, is deeply in love with a man that did not seem to be fazed by the fact that he has what most people yearn for. “A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger ]
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The Stranger, Albert Camus - ... Meursault’s emotionless demeanor throughout the story distinguishes him as a flat character, at face value, at least. Once he enters prison, he must find ways to pass time, and one of those ways becomes recalling how to remember. The story of the Czechoslovakian man turns into one of his means of remembering, as he reads and rereads this story, memorizing details and forming actual opinions. These shifts within Meursault represent his first real commitment to any single entity, even if that entity exists only to pass time....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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The Stranger: Changes in Meursault - ... In this passage, the shift in Meursault’s growth in self reflection when he looks at his reflection on the tin plate, shows his recognition of himself. He observes and understand himself when he looks directly at himself unlike before. It’s in this passage that Meursault finally recognizes himself and his voice, “I, distinctly heard the sound of my own voice. I recognized it as the same one that had been ringing in my ears...and I recognized that all that time I had been talking to myself” (81)....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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The Sun in The Stranger by Albert Camus - ... The sun is in a way a representation of the constraints society places upon Meursault. The effect the sun has on Meursault that results in death is a parallel to the effect of society on Meursault, which also results in death. The imagery or weaponry and violence used my Camus creates a scene in which the light of the sun attacks Meursault. The murder scene itself is rich in solar imagery and the sun is depicted as the cause of the murder. "It was the same sun, the same light still shining on the same sand as before" (58)....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus] 803 words
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Right and Wrong in the Stranger by Albert Camus - ... Additionally, Meursault doesn’t see Monsieur Pérez’s sadness for the loss of his best friend, rather, Meursault only sees him as “an awkward, embarrassed-looking old man” (14). By looking at the different aspects of Maman’s funeral without the tinge of death and sadness, Meursault diminishes the tragedy of losing his mother. Meursault’s acceptance of Raymond’s barbaric actions and willingness to help commit a crime suggests that Meursault focuses on the smaller details about Raymond, rather than the larger, illegal aspects of his actions, further solidifying the motif of Meursault’s inability to see the “big picture” of his life....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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Rage in Baldwin's Stranger in the Village - Rage in Baldwin's Stranger in the Village The rage of the disesteemed is personally fruitless, but it is also absolutely inevitable; this rage, so generally discounted, so little understood even among the people whose daily bread it is, is one of the things that makes history. -- James Baldwin, ?Stranger in the Village. (130) In his essay 'Stranger in the Village' (1955), many of James Baldwin?s innermost feelings are exposed to the reader. One of the emotions I believe Baldwin feels most strongly is rage....   [tags: Stranger Village]
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Judgment in Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Albert Camus’s The Stranger - ... Specifically, during Meursault’s trial, the woman from the restaurant “staring at [him]” (Camus 86). Also, the jurors “were all looking at [Meursault]” and “[He] had just one impression: [he] was sitting across from a row of seats and all these anonymous passengers were looking over the new arrival to see if they could find something funny about him” (Camus 83). The combination of an actual trial, the watching of Meursault, and the anonymity of the jurors leads to an unmistakable sense of external evaluation in The Stranger....   [tags: Equus, The Stranger ] 1037 words
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Motif of Violence in The Stranger by Albert Camus - Motif of Violence in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider) The Stranger written by Albert Camus is an absurdist novel revolving around the protagonist, Meursault. A major motif in the novel is violence. There are various places where violence takes place and they lead to the major violent act, which relates directly to the theme of the book. The major violent act of killing an Arab committed by Meursault leads to the complete metamorphosis of his character and he realizes the absurdity of life....   [tags: The Stranger The Outsider] 730 words
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The Stranger by Albert Camus - Man or Monster? - Man or Monster in Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider) In Albert Camus’ absurdist novel, The Stranger, Meursault’s detachment from society and his killing of the Arab reveal moral and ethical implications for him and his society. As is common in many absurdist novels, Camus discusses the estrangement - and later development - of an individual in a benign and indifferent universe, one in which conformity prevails. Camus not only satirizes the conformity of society, but religion and the legal system as well....   [tags: The Stranger The Outsider] 584 words
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Meursault’s Subconscious Mind in Albert Camus’ The Stranger - ... Meursault remarked that “it seemed to me that she’d gotten her punishment now and he ought to be happy”, which reveals his depraved moral values (Camus 37). Meursault envelopes his life around this category of people to avoid the religious confrontations he would have to face with others because he personally detects no immorality in their actions that the majority would. In addition to surrounding himself with corrupt people, Meursault dismisses moral relationships. He rejects the religious influences in his life to portray his disbelief in afterlife and his resistance to deeper meaning....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger]
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The Czechoslovakian Man and Meursault in The Stranger, by Albert Camus - ... His needs become solely physical, and with such simple needs come simple answers. However, once he commits this crime, his entire life changes. One’s life changing typically occurs when one becomes imprisoned, but Meursault’s life changes in ways one may not initially consider. Instead of losing his mind, as “normal” people might have, he adapts to his surroundings, and he makes real alterations within his mind. His lack of distractions in prison requires him to find ways to accelerate the passage of time, without an obscene amount of boredom....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus ]
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Stranger in a Strange Land - Stranger in a Strange Land Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein takes the themes portrayed in the book and directly criticizes the Western Culture. As Heinlein said, "My purpose in this book was to examine every major axiom of western culture, to question each axiom, throw doubt on it" (Jelliffe 161). These axioms are where feels the Western Culture fails and so he uses the themes to criticize humans of the Western Culture by pointing out these faults. The themes of the story portray this by having Valentine Michael Smith, a human raised by Martians, come to earth to teach his knowledge which contradict what the Western Culture feels to be true....   [tags: Stranger in a Strange Land] 1908 words
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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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The Caracter of Meursault in The Stranger (The Outsider) - The Caracter of Meursault in The Stranger      Albert Camus' The Stranger is a startling novel at worst and a haunting classic at best. Camus presents a thrilling story of a man devoid of emotion, even regarding the most sensitive, personal matters. The main character, Meursault shows no feelings after the death of his mother, during his romantic relationship with Marie, or during his trial for the murder of an Arab. Meursault never shows feelings of love, regret, remorse, or sadness. It takes a great amount of skill to portray such a seemingly inhuman character as someone who is complex and multi-faceted like Meursault is....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]
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Existentialism in The Stranger (The Outsider) - Existentialism in The Stranger Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes a few main points, such as the freedom to choose and the choices you make should be made without the assistance of another person or standard. From the existentialist point of view you must accept the risk and responsibility of your choices and follow the commitment to wherever it leads. Someone that is put in a particular situation understands it far more than someone looking in on that same situation, one commonly used situation that appears often in existentialist writing is that of death....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays] 549 words
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Free Essays - The Stranger (The Outsider) - The Stranger What is life for. Different religions have different takes on life. There are many ways to view life. The way life is viewed by an individual is the way his morals are set. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and many other religions believe that a higher god sets morals and with the morals comes reward. Another camp, the existentialist, believes that life is absurd and meaningless. The existentialists believe humans live and humans die. They state that death is just a matter of time for everyone, a reality that is inescapable....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays] 708 words
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The Character of Meursault in The Stranger (The Outsider) - The Character of Meursault in The Stranger Albert Camus wrote The Stranger during the Existentialist movement, which explains why the main character in the novel, Meursault, is characterized as detached and emotionless, two of the aspects of existentialism. In Meursault, Camus creates a character he intends his readers to relate to, because he creates characters placed in realistic situations. He wants the reader to form a changing, ambiguous opinion of Meursault. From what Meursault narrates to the reader in the novel, the reader can understand why he attempts to find order and understanding in a confused and mystifying world....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays] 1236 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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