Camus uses Meursault’s feelings toward society and the world to illustrate that life has no meaning or purpose. Towards the end of the novel Meursault is beginning to realize he has similarities with the world he feels, “ As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself- so like a brother really” (Camus 122). Meursault is put into “blind rage” after the Chaplain meets with him and insists on his acceptance of God. Meursault finally accepts the absurdist beliefs. He realizes that the world’s indifference to human matters is similar to his own indifference to...
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...ll continue to be” (David 57). No matter how different a person is from everyone acceptance is the first step to happiness.
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