Does Meursault have a heart? The purpose of the sun, it seems, is to make Meursault realize the absurdity of his existence. His apathy somehow results in his engagement to Marie and they along with Raymond go on vacation to the beach. The murder scene itself is rich in solar imagery and the sun is depicted as the cause of the murder. Imagery: visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. He enters a relationship with Marie and befriends his neighborhood pimp, Raymond. When he returns home from the funeral, he pretty much goes straight back into normal life as if nothing was different.
Meursault was accused of executing an innocent Arab man on the shores of an Algerian beach. When he fully comes to terms with the inevitability of death, he understands that it does not matter whether he dies by execution or lives to die a natural death at an old age. The sun shows up the second time when Meursault is at the beach. It causes him to do things he would not normally do and clouds his judgement, causing him to commit a serious crime which will cause his own death. Meursault allows weather to control his actions, thoughts, emotions, etc.
Neither the external world in which Meursault lives nor the internal world of his thoughts and attitudes possesses any rational order. While Meursault is going to get a drink of water from the spring, he sees the Arab taking out his knife. When Meursault assigns meanings to his own life, he does not need the sun to cover his emotions any longer. His favorite season is Algiers' eternal summer. From 26-28 top, Meursault describes his meeting with Salamano and his old dog. They literally make Meursault dizzy, a dizziness that is both physical and psychological.
To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing. What makes it worse; he fires four more times to make sure the sun is dissipated for good. It also represents the inescapable fact of life, which is death. Albert Camus sets up this motif in the passage to indicate to the reader that this motif shows the major themes of this novel. The imagery Camus uses when describing the sun sets the stage for the climax of Mersault's murder of the Arab. In his essays, Camus asserts that individual lives and human existence in general have no rational meaning or order. Many artists, authors, and composers have put the beauty and warmth of the sun in their work.
The parallels that one can draw between the sun and society depict what Camus was trying to convey about society. He realizes that these illusory hopes, which had previously preoccupied his mind, would do little more than create in him a false sense that death is avoidable. When Meursault came back home from his mother funeral he goes swimming and runs in Marie Cardona former co-worker he liked. Meursault thinks that emotion is ridiculous because people are controlled by it, and regret or feeling sorry is a waste of time. I wanted to hear the murmur of its water again, to escape the sun and the strain. It causes him to do things he would not normally do and clouds his judgement, causing him to commit a serious crime which will cause his own death. All he wanted was to go back home to Algiers and sleep.
During his mother's funeral, Meursault. With the opening of the book, Meursault is faced with the death of his mother. It is seen as the juxtaposition to darkness and misery. That changes at the end of the novel. Meaning of Life Life is wonderful, but also hard.
The sun is a symbol of feelings and emotions, which Meursault cannot deal with. The sun on the beach torments Meursault, and during his trial Meursault even identifies his suffering under the sun as the reason he killed the Arab. The sun and its heat cause Mersault to decide to continue walking on the beach rather than ascend the steps of the bungalow. Instances in which he shows this society conflicting nature are present when Meursault shoots the Arab, shows no emotional reaction to his mothers death, decides to get married, and lastly, when he reaches the conclusion that life has no meaning and he no longer fears death. It causes the major action of the novel to occur and provides the most vivid imagery Camus presents. However, it is possible that he. He gets a girlfriend, befriends a pimp, and goes on a beach vacation with both.
He takes a few steps towards the Arab, the glare of the sun becoming physically painful, and after a few more steps the Arab draws his knife. This novel is definitely on the more controversial side, which is somewhat strange because although it seems like a novel about almost nothing, everything seems to have a much deeper meaning than it puts off. Depending on its intensity, the sun either makes Meursault sleepy, angry, happy, or resentful. Either way, you must face death and go to the spiritual world. The heat is so incredible that his mind is diluted with nothing but thoughts over how unbearable the sun is. .
It causes him to do things he would not normally do and clouds his judgement, causing him to commit a serious crime which will cause his own death. From 14-18, how does Meursault describe the funeral procession -- why was it a difficult experience for him? Meursault chooses to stay on the beach. The Stranger by Albert Camus was published in 1946. This is an interpretation I simply cannot accept, for I have always regarded the sun as symbolic of the - the force of society within. It is just a matter of dying at a young age and old age; Death is an inescapable fact of life. Discussion Questions for The Stranger 1946 ; translated by Matthew Ward, 1988. The heat on the beach is nearly unbearable for Meursault.
He takes a few steps towards the Arab, the glare of the sun becoming physically painful, and after a few more steps the Arab draws his knife. As the bus leaves, Meursault looks back and sees that the Arabs are still staring blankly at the same spot. The most uncomfortably hot moments in the narrative are also the moments at which the meaninglessness of human life is brought into greatest relief. The sun is a complex symbol which has several meanings in the novel. I was thinking of the cool spring behind the rock. The imagery Camus uses when describing the sun sets the stage for the climax of Mersault's murder of the Arab. At each of these key points in the novel, the sun, the symbol of awareness, presses upon Meursault.