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The Stranger

The Stranger

by Albert Camus
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The Stranger Man and the Natural World Quotes

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Quote #1

The four o’clock sun wasn’t too hot, but the water was warm, with slow, gently lapping waves. Marie taught me a game. (1.4.1)


Warmth – not heat – puts Meursault in a happy mood. We’re trying to establish some sort of system here, but it could be that the associations are devoid of logic and reasoning – much like an absurdist world. Ooooh.

Quote #2

I’d left my window open, and the summer night air flowing over our brown bodies felt good. (1.4.2)


For Meursault, happiness is the result of physical pleasures.

Quote #3

Once out in the street, because I was so tired and also because we hadn’t opened the blinds, the day, already bright with sun, hit me like a slap in the face. (1.6.2)


This looks a lot like the scene where the sun "cuts" Meursault’s eyes (just before he kills the Arab).

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