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The Stranger

The Stranger

  

by Albert Camus

Young Reporter in Courtroom

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

This guy appears at Meursault's trial in Part II, Chapter Three. He's a young reporter wearing gray flannels and a blue tie who studies Meursault intently with his very bright eyes... betraying exactly zero emotion. Meursault confesses that this gives him "the odd impression of being watched by [him]self." With that subtlety, we note that this calm young reporter represents either Meursault or Albert Camus—either way, dude's an Absurdist.

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