The Stranger

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The Stranger

bleak: pg. 104, "I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys."

Indifferent: pg 114, “Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter. “


Wanted: pg 35, “She was wearing a pair of my pajamas with the sleeves rolled up. When she laughed I wanted her again. A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so. She looked sad. But as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that I kissed her."

Salamano and his dog-

Caring : p 38, “He gave examples of dogs that had walked dozens of kilometers to get back to their masters. Nevertheless, the old man looked even more flustered.”


Trusting: p. 32, "He [Raymond] asked if I thought she was cheating on him, and it seemed to me she was; if I thought she should be punished and what I would do in his place, and I said you can't ever be sure, but I understood his wanting to punish her."

Trusting: p. 33 "I got up. Raymond gave me a very firm handshake and said that men always understand each other.”

Unwanted: p. 120. 'I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because our heart is blind.'

Relentless; p. 117. “And his voice didn't falter, either, when he said, 'Have you no hope at all? And do you really live with the thought that when you die, you die, and nothing remains?' 'Yes,' I said.”

Negative: p. 102, “For if in the course of what has been a long career I have had occasion to call for the death penalty, never as strong as today have I felt this painful duty made easier, lighter, clearer by the certain knowledge of a sacred imperative and by the horror I feel when I look into aman’s face and all I see is a monster.”
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