The novel tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral young man named Meursault. The sun and its heat cause Mersault to decide to continue walking on the beach rather than ascend the steps of the bungalow. As the sun grows stronger throughout the novel, so does Meursault's discomfort. While the foundation of his emotions was there to begin with, the sun only served to magnify them and transform suppressed desire into action. His emotions again not shown externally and reserved took over. At times he basks in the sun; at other times, he runs from it.
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. . The sun represents the domineering power of the natural world over human actions. The intense heat has worn Meursault out, so the prospect of walking up the stairs to face the women seems just as tiring as continuing to walk on the hot 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. During his mother's funeral, Meursault.
It causes the major action of the novel to occur and provides the most vivid imagery Camus presents. All that remains is for him to acknowledge what he has done. However, because people have difficulty accepting this notion, they constantly attempt to identify or create rational structure and meaning in their lives. It is with this power that the sun later compels him to kill. Meursault's relationship with society is conflicting and his very nature is threatening to people's world view. Just like the sun does to Mersault throughout the course of chapter 6, society smothers and suffers those who refuse to conform.
On page 10, Meursault says that at the viewing of his mother, he felt as if the elderly people there were judging him. Masson, Meursault, and Marie swim until lunchtime. My eyes were blinded with the curtain of tears and salt. This understanding enables Meursault to put aside his fantasies of escaping execution by filing a successful legal appeal. It also represents the inescapable fact of life, which is death. Throughout, he remains detached from reality around him, being indifferent to the fact that his girlfriend is in love with him.
To Meursault, the sun is an influence on all his senses, as he cannot hear what someone else says to him. At the trial, Meursault was greatly affected by the heat of the courtroom. Evenings in that part of the country must have been a kind of sad relief. He won a Nobel Prize. Monsieur Meursault then met a girl who he had a crush on named Marie Cardona and they immediately started bonding and eventually started dating. Ironically, the bright light of the sun clouds his thoughts and judgment. All he can think about is escaping from the sun in order to end his misery.
New York: Vintage International, 1989. They literally make Meursault dizzy, a dizziness that is both physical and psychological. Meursault has no discernable reason for his actions, such as his decision to marry Marie and his decision to kill the Arab. Tension flowing through my veins and I can feel it I want to cut it out so I can see it But that's the way I always know, even now, this uncertainty soon will pass Hours spent inside the room that got me sober Praying the dopamine would find me sooner But that's the gash I had to sew On this road I just have to own where it goes Soft manipulating hot and cold Kept my family waiting long enough Careless and self centered ways I behaved stained our home I found a photograph my father took of someone I don't know I don't recognize Lovers, and everyone who fought for me to beat it How could I commit when I didn't feel it? This gives the reader a sense of foreboding and the first glimpse that the sun will play an important part, along with the gun, in the rest of the chapter. He must face the execution and died. This time, the sun causes him to commit a serious crime which eventually leads to his death.
The sun is a complex symbol which has several meanings in the novel. After lunch, Masson, Raymond, and Meursault take a walk while the two women clean the dishes. Symbolism Of The Sun All he can think about is escaping from the sun in order to end his misery. Meursault is unable to say anything in response but that the murder was meaningless, without personal motive, a truth the court will not accept. The Stranger takes place in 20th century French-occupied Algeria. When he kills the arab it is not a big deal to him. His world is one of black and white, light and dark.
The day he buried his mother he did not cry rejecting the norms of society. Seeing the rows of cypress trees leading up to the hills next to the sky, and the houses standing out here and there against that red and green earth, I was able to understand Maman better. I got a telegram from the home: 'Mother deceased. It is just a matter of dying at a young age and old age; Death is an inescapable fact of life. Meursault has no discernable reason for his actions, such as his decision to marry Marie and his decision to kill the Arab. Camus is trying to say that you could be killed for being truthful and not conforming to the society, yet Meursault is true to himself.