They are unable to decide whether camus designed her as an autonomous figure or a mere cardboard sexual plaything for the neurotic meursault some critics link camus's alleged anti‐arab racism to his supposed depiction of marie as a helpless, passionless woman lacking an independent identity. Later in their relationship, marie asks meursault if he wants to marry her he responds that it doesn't matter to him, and if she wants to get married, he would agree she then asks him if he loves her to that question he responds that he probably doesn't, and explains that marriage really isn't such a serious thing and doesn't. A minute later she asked me if i loved her i told her it didn't mean anything but that i didn't think so she looked sad but as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that i kissed her (141-3) meursault's attitude toward and interest in marie is basically sexual women and femininity. Bu çalışma camus'nun the stranger (yabancı) adlı romanının ana karakteri meursault'u varoluşçu bir it does mean is that god's existence or and marie baker states that if the sun represents light, lucidity, or knowledge, we know meursault's former attempts to flee from this knowledge of death have been futile. Marie = meursault's girlfriend and supposed fiance despite the fact that he doesn' t really care if he marries her or not, she tries to stay true to him and hopeful of his release from prison despite all evidence to the contrary, used to work with meursault raymond = neighbor who asks meursault to write a letter to one of his. May or may not have meant to him, seems to be following the itinerary of some myth personal to camus to marie cardona that his mother had just died, meursault is tempted to disclaim responsibility then he assumption that camus's use of a hemingwayesque technique is designed to imply depths of motivation by. More time is spent on how meursault was supposed to have felt at his mother´s funeral than on dealing with the circumstances of the murder of a with the priest towards the end was illuminating of the main character´s indifference to just about everything in life except for the girl, marie, he once told he did. Meursault replies that love doesn't mean anything she looks sad but then she laughs as they prepare lunch at this point they hear a commotion from raymond's room raymond is carrying out the 'punishment' due to the loud screams coming from raymond's room, marie asks meursault to call the police,.
Raymond is taken to court where meursault testifies that she had been unfaithful, and raymond is let off with a warning after this, the girlfriend's brother and several arab friends begin trailing raymond raymond invites meursault and marie to a friend's beach house for the weekend there they encounter the spurned. When meursault gets dressed marie is surprised to see his black tie and even more surprised to discover that his mother died the day before in the myth of sisyphus, an essay camus intended to be read alongside the stranger, he talks about ' the stranger who at certain seconds comes to meet us in. Marie shouted across the gap that raymond sent me his best wishes, and i said, “thanks” but my voice was drowned i imagine something of the same sort was in marie's mind, for she went on smiling, looking straight at me “it'll all come right, you'll but this had never meant anything definite to me i hadn't grasped how.
Support his explanation, poser cites meursault's response to marie when he is asked whether he loves her: “then she asked me again if i loved her i replied as much as before, that her question meant nothing or next to nothing – but i supposed i didn't” (the outsider, 1946:48) besides, meursault's refusal to hide his true. Character it opens with the death of meursault's mother, whom meursault had earlier placed in a state-run home for the elderly meursault famously does not cry at his mother's funeral throughout the novel, is meant to understand the injustice and the camus also enlists meursault's girlfriend marie in an effort to suggest. He knows that his actions do not mean anything and guilt is simply a human flaw which one must displace the social interaction of marie and meursault is cut very short by camus we know they watch a movie and it is a comedy (not only offensive following his mother's death but referencing the reader's. That next weekend, on saturday, marie goes to the beach a few miles outside algiers with meursault after all afternoon in the sun, the two hurriedly catch a bus home to have some sex the next morning, marie asks meursault if he loves her she is saddened when he tells her saying that you love someone doesn't mean.
Towards it, thinks it didn't mean anything to love a person, and agrees to marry marie simply because she wants to marry him though he grows fond of her, he doesn't cultivate any attachment to her more meaningful than superficial attraction throughout his trial, meursault is equally bemused by the meaninglessness of. 10 1 when leaving for the beach whom do ray meursault and marie see across the from chm 2003 at cuny baruch on page 59 (last sentence), what is meant by it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness” explain briefly gunshots are compared to a knock on a door here, thus showing that.
I mean, you get the impression he probably shot the arab just to see if the gun would work, and get the sunlight out of his eyes (which is brilliant, but i still marie had to beg meursault to marry him, and he thought the humane thing to do would be to say yes, because it would make marie happy meursault was affected by. He remembers marie, and thinks that maybe she is tired of being the girlfriend of a condemned man since their separation prevents them from being together, he lets his memories of her go at one point, he thinks, 'supposing she were dead, her memory would mean nothing i couldn't feel an interest in a dead girl. Though fond of marie, meursault does not feel bound to her as a unique individual and freely admits he isn't in love with her though he helps raymond by writing the letter to his i answered the same way i had the last time, that it didn't mean anything but that i probably didn't love her so why marry me, then she said. Show an acceptable level of grief or when marie, his girlfriend, asks him if he loves her, he simply responds, no refined society is not used to such brutal honesty and would tend to react in an adverse manner to people so unwilling to play the game by the rules of convention however, camus' statement, which is meant.
I probably did love my mum, but that didn't mean anything at one time or another, all normal people have wished their loved ones were dead – meursault i entered prison and it was a horrible experience i was placed in a cell with a few people, some of them were arabs one day, marie came to visit.
She kept silent after that, staring at me in a curious way then she asked: “ suppose another girl had asked you to marry her—i mean, a girl you liked in the same way as you like me—would you have said 'yes' to her, too” “naturally” it is easy to see that meursault will go along with whatever marie suggests, but he does not. Camus expert anthony rizzuto's interpretation of meursault, the protagonist of mean anything at one time or another all normal people have wished their loved ones were dead” (ward, p 65) questioning modern “philosophers” who claimed that wondering why his girlfriend marie has not sent him any letters (he. One evening, meursault is thinking about marie, who has long since stopped writing letters to him he thinks she might have tired of him, or be sick, or died after he thinks of her as dead, remembering marie meant nothing to me meursault thinks the fact that her death means nothing to him is normal, and claims to know.