The essays in our library are intended to serve as content examples to inspire you as you write your own essay. Even though Meursault is morally reprehensible, I still want them to be able to understand his point of view.
We can see that he is unaffected by the death of his mother.
Initially, the novelty consumed me, but after a few weeks, the questions returned, along with the Sunday blues. Meursault kills one of the Arabs in a moment of confusion, partially out of self-defense, but does not regret it eve though it means going to prison and, ultimately, being executed.
How could he be? Work Cited Camus, Albert. Death to him is just one less person to worry about on this earth. Meursault, in his own mind, is a simple man with little needs, but society sees him as an emotionless, meaningless, monster who learns to cherish his only guarantee; death.
Only by refusing hope can Sisyphus accept the doubtlessness of his task, which generates his ability to live, to keep pushing and to be happy.In the second part, we see the protagonist reflecting on the past incidents of his life and being frightened on the thought of the executioner and the blade. Coetzee Greenwood Press. It is a shame that the whole process of the case was contrived into such a big deal, but in fact, it was and still is a big deal to murder someone. Now he begins to see the value of each moment of the life before death. Others, mostly girls, raise their hands. He is an anti-hero, who is accused of murder of an Arab and is prosecuted for his failure to show proper feelings for his deceased mother. But that is what makes him an Absurdist. Work Cited Camus, Albert. Meursault kills one of the Arabs in a moment of confusion, partially out of self-defense, but does not regret it eve though it means going to prison and, ultimately, being executed.