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Céleste meursault's friend and owner of a restaurant where he usually dines warden in charge of the old age home in marengo where meursault's mother dies gatekeeper inmate and employee in the same institution pérez close friend of meursault's mother at the old age home.
Meursault as metaphysical rebel in the stranger (the outsider) the stranger by albert camus was published in 1942 the setting of the novel is algiers where camus spent his youth in poverty in many ways the main character, meursault, is a typical algerian youth. In albert camus's book the stranger, the existentialist meursault is put on trial for the murder of an arab meursault is ultimately sentenced to death, not for the murder of the arab, but for his atheism, his social apathy and his aversion to the sun.
Character analysis meursault bookmark this page manage my reading list because so much time has been spent throughout the discussion of this novel analyzing meursault's character, there is little elaboration that would be more than speculation. Characters meursault is a french algerian who learns of his mother's death by telegram meursault's indifference to his mother's death demonstrates some emotional detachment from his environment other instances are shown meursault is also a truthful person, speaking his mind without regard for others. In albert camus's the stranger, the absurdity of life from camus's eyes are put on display through the main character meursault the sense that the meaning of life is in the human experiences and that things shouldn't be questioned is the basis of who meursault truly is as a person.
Need help on characters in albert camus's the stranger check out our detailed character descriptions the stranger characters from litcharts | the creators of sparknotes sign in sign up lit guides lit terms shakespeare translations litcharts: céleste does his best to testify to meursault's good character at the trial but is. Meursault back next character analysis who is this guy the short answer: he's a sociopathic half-man, half-robot (not really he just acts like it) who likes smoking cigarettes and, um, shooting people but we're not really in the short answer game, at least not when it comes to characters as (in)famous as our meursault.
Pérez close friend of meursault's mother at the old age home marie cardona meursault's mistress, formerly a typist and a stenographer in meursault's office emmanuel another worker in meursault's office salamano lives with his grotesque spaniel on meursault's floor raymond sintès lives on the same floor, reputed to be a pimp. Meursault character timeline in the stranger the timeline below shows where the character meursault appears in the stranger the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. So while we definitely don't advocate that you treat meursault as a role model, we do think that adopting his—and camus'— philosophy can be strangely (hey-o) comforting or, you know, you can just read the stranger because it's a crazy-important and seminal text of the 20th century and helped albert camus win a nobel prize it's a win-win situation unlike a lot of the absurd situations you come across in this crazy, messed-up world.