The Stranger, By Albert Camus

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In Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger, Meursault represents an existentialist character. Most may believe him to be immoral, and in some cases they are almost correct. Contrary to that belief, just because Meursault is an emotionless silhouette of a man doesn't mean he is immoral or evil. One cannot condemn him for being this way because he is simply misunderstood. Meursault does not make moral or immoral decisions, he is just completely indifferent to the matter. Readers are able to sympathize with this character because society condemns him and he is thought of as an evil person due to his lack of emotion. He was unable to experience love and he missed out on some of the finer feelings in life Camus shows Meursault as a person that does

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