The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The book is absurd. Absurd as in the confrontation between the cold and purposeless universe and that rational human mind searching for a purpose. This book, written by Camus is about the absurd world. Camus was an existentialist and is very important when it comes to thinking how we exist in society and the rest of the world. As shown through his diction, Camus presents the world that we know through the eyes of an indifferent man, Meursault. Through this he shows the absurdity of the world and the people in it while having an interesting narrative. Although the writing never pulled me in, as the narration is indifferent and therefore not trying to engage himself or anyone, the story made up for it. Even though I read it for school, I found myself just finishing the book in one sitting instead of spacing it out over the course of a week. Everything about it was just interesting and there is so much to discuss, especially because there is not really a right answer and especially because the context of World War II which Camus wrote in brings a whole new light to the discussion.

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