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Poi sono tornato al lavoro. That we lay useless and wait for death. Jun 01, Carmen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anna Karina con Mastroianni. Indifference is a problem without a solution.

Avrei preferito non scontentarlo, ma non vedevo una ragione di modificare la mia vita. He existed while he was alive, he would have ceased to exist when he was executed.

Being left with only having your past life, full of its joys and transgressions, to either comfort or haunt you for what feels like eternity reads much like an expression of an afterlife.

And who decides what is meaningful and purposeful in life anyway? It’s smart, short, quick, and funny. What is the purpose of this angry crowd? That is our inheritance, but to try and understand why this happened, to condemn or justify is also the method of history, and these explanations are always the same: Whereas the relationship with Maman is cold and detached, the two of them separating much out of boredom with one another, his relationship with Marie is full of excitement and hot-blooded sexual flair, yet the text is full of imagery nudging towards Oedipal impulses.


Rieux of La Peste The Plague, who tirelessly attends the plague-stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus’s words: Cue robot voice It struck me as strange.


We have an almost natural tendency to have belief systems, form ethics, define morality or rather simply we need some sort of order in our life. The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus, expounds Camus’s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with “the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement – and a conscious dissatisfaction”.

While an interesting question, the book raises so many other philosophical questions beyond this. Except for the once.

Albert Camus gilded as one of the most important literary and philosophical thinkers of the post-war period. I mean, c’mon — someone had to, right? The point is that, sooner or later, all life must come to an end.

This was not before he stopped his friend from doing the same thing earlier. Then everything began to reel before my eyes, a fiery gust came from the sea, while the sky cracked in two, from end to end, and a great sheet of flame poured down through the rift. When a reader is young, the ideas seem engaging and attractive, but more like a hat kamii can put on and remove when they are done and move on.

How many people haven’t alvert at a loved one’s funeral, only qlbert crumble under the emotional weight days or weeks or months later after some mundane event hammers home the finality of loss? Mersault rifiuta le regole di quel gioco che si chiama vivere, e proprio per questo risulta kxmi a chi deve giudicarlo: The Stranger by Albert Camus.


Why should he not take up with a woman when he gets back home? Or yesterday maybe, I don’t allbert. Is it possible things are simply ‘made up’ Secondly, the very glaring message of indifference rather fires back against Camus’s message of non-conformity.

Want to Read saving…. Life is short and we should just get on with it.

Camus also skewers and explores law and the legal system, which is interesting and at times amusing. Dec 01, Danny rated it really liked it.

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But to people he cares for, he is himself. Later, in the courtroom, he says it was because of the sun. Perhaps because of the shadow on his face, he seemed to be grinning at me.

What or perhaps who is an Outsider?

The Stranger

wlbert Rather, like its fruits, its savor is a mixture of the acid and the sweet, the apples of its second Eden have the tartness of experience. In that sense, the philosophy of camus is more humanitarian in approach while existentialism is a systematic philosophy.

This raises the question of whether one should be expected to exhibit certain characteristics in certain situations to “keep their humanity”.