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MusicalSpirit
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The Stranger

Post by MusicalSpirit » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:02 pm

by Camus.

Do you think the anti-hero of this story succeeds in affirming that life is worth living?

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Re: The Stranger

Post by Ansiktsburk » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:50 pm

MusicalSpirit wrote:by Camus.

Do you think the anti-hero of this story succeeds in affirming that life is worth living?
Right in the middle of it now, he just shot the guy (The Cure pretty much nailed it), I'll get back to this thread when I'm through. But from what I have gathered so far, he's essentially a zombie from the start, so I guess not.

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Re: The Stranger

Post by Pluto » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:00 pm

The guy who shot the bloke is like a new jesus, a jesus beyond religion. He is so open that, by his very nature, he comes up against the state, and loses, like Socrates? He is good, yet he has killed someone, an innocent? How is he life affirming? Is he like the main character out of The Idiot, a book by Dostoevsky?

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Re: The Stranger

Post by bergie15 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:43 pm

I don't think that Mersault affirms that life is worth living. He was very apathetic toward everything, and a nihilist. Though I haven't read the book in a while.

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Re: The Stranger

Post by Pluto » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:41 pm

he kills someone then admits to it, how could he be a character that affirms life?

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Re: The Stranger

Post by Ansiktsburk » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:54 pm

I read it through, and I totally agree with Mersault, the summer sun and heat south of Copenhagen is the shits. Can drive anyone nuts. Nothing he did really says that he pissed on life. It was those law guys who went about his mother's funeral that got people howling. He was a tough guy from a tough neighbourhood, and you do not whine about stuff that upper class people do. He liked life as much as anyone else, I think.

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