I think that meursault is a threat to society because he killed an arab when he had very little reason to i feel like the next time meursault has a gun and is irritated with the weather, he might kill someone. Because of meursault's ability to cope with the usual boredom that accompanies imprisonment, he tells us early in this chapter that, in truth, the eleven months he spent in his cell did not pass slowly. Taking the arab’s life was something he did as a natural reaction he pulled the trigger thinking it was justified for meursault it was as simple as asking the arab to. I never really expected mersault to kill the arab he lost control of his emotions and let the present get the best of him what goes on in his mind he take out on the man physically eventhough there may be no motives behind the murder, mersault's point. When asked if he has anything to add, meursault asserts that he never intended to kill the arab he is flustered when asked why he did kill and finally says the sun the room laughs the director tells the court that he found it strange mersault didn't want to see his mother that he never cried, that he never paid his final respects at.
It is an analysis of camus' the stranger the analysis proceeds to look into the literary, philosophical and psychological content of the novel camus is noted for his philosophy of existential nihilism. The stranger by albert camus home / literature / the stranger / characters / meursault / meursault timeline one arab cuts raymond’s arm and slashes his mouth with a knife masson takes raymond to the doctor, while meursault stays behind to explain what happened to the women. Why did mersault kill the arab man please answer in full details asked by eleni a #498110 on 1/31/2016 10:32 am last updated by aslan on 1/31/2016 5:18 pm answers 1 add yours answered by aslan on 1/31/2016 5:18 pm these are too msany questions for one forum space please submit each question one at a time.
The reader wonders if meursault would feel any different if he is declared guilty or innocent, yet when the judge asks him if he has anything he'd like to say in his defense, he says almost randomly that i never intended to kill the arab (102) and meursault blames, of all things, the sun. Yet meursault’s murder of the arab comes as a complete surprise—nothing in the stranger has prepared us for it the feeling of abruptness that accompanies this shift in the plot is intentional on camus’s part he wants the murder to happen unexpectedly and to strike us as bizarre. Albert camus (1913–1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director, novelist and author of short stories, political essayist and activist—and, although. Meursault denies that he intended to kill the arab when he went back to the beach when the judge asks him to clarify his motivation for the crime, meursault blurts out that he did it because of the sun. They fight and mersault later goes back after the first fight to kill the arab the arab: brother of the girl raymond fought with: he follows raymond with the intention to fight him mersault shoots and kills him, which sends mersault to court mersault stated he did not believe in god if one believes in a life after death, one, for the.
Meursault is saying: you could kill or not kill hamlet is saying: you could kill yourself or not kill yourself raymond is, as usual, protective of his image and only feels better once the arab men have physically conveyed surrender by backing away. Marry marie or not, marry someone else or not, see his mother's body before burial or not, write the letter for raymond or not, move to paris or not kill the arab or not believe in god or not his passivity is also interesting, especially when he's in jail: he understands why he can't have a woman, or a cigarette. Harun, the narrator of kamel daoud’s stunning debut novel, “the meursault investigation,” is the brother of the nameless arab murdered by meursault, the narrator of camus’s existential. This lack of remorse makes his philosophy threatening and makes him more dangerous than a criminal who commits a crime with a clear motive because his belief that his actions are virtuously pointless leads him to randomly kill an arab man. Shooting the arab if he was so detatched from life, why did he take it away from someone if he was so detatched, why not kill someone why does it matter what if he killed himself instead what if he killed no one the prosecutor makes a huge fuss about how mersault acted in his mother's funeral, while barely mentioning the arab.
Another reason why he may have killed the arab might be because of his relationship with raymond we know that the arab is the brother of raymond’s ex girlfriend and since the arab tried to hurt raymond, mersault killed him to prevent him from actually killing raymond. Albert camus (/ k æ ˈ m uː / french: [albɛʁ kamy] ( listen) 7 november 1913 – 4 january 1960) was a french philosopher, author, and journalist his views contributed to the. Mersault only offers the sun as an explanation for what drove him to kill the arab on that fateful day on the beach happened spontaneously he once again claims that his actions were not planned.
Given a chance to add onto the prosecutor's speech, meursault, dizzy in the heat, claims he'd never intended to kill the arab, then blunders on (full context) meursault 's lawyer gives his summation, speaking in the first person as if he were meursault. Four more shots at the arab’s corpse did not change anything the arab died of one shot, and four more did not render him “more dead” during the trial mersault grows increasingly detached, he can not seem to understand the purpose of this trial.
As far as the outsider goes, the most obvious point is that meursault kills an arab the french protagonist and his friends all have names: the man he kills, and his friends, do not. During his trial meaursault says: i did not intend to kill the arab and that it was because of the sun does meursault feel guilty this quote can be seen as insight towards meursault's way of thinking and to his standard way of living. Masson throws his appointed arab into the sea, and raymond, proud of punishing his already bleeding arab, foolishly breaks for a moment to shout to meursault that he ain't finished yet, hoping to beat this arab the same way that he did the arab's sister. And this time, without getting up, the arab drew his knife and held it up to me in the sun the light shot off the steel and it was like a long flashing blade cutting at my forehead the light shot off the steel and it was like a long flashing blade cutting at my forehead.