All he knows is that its not worth his time to worry about it. In dwelling on the chance of an appeal, he is forced to consider the possibility of denial and thus of execution; therefore, he must face the fact of his death — whether it comes now or later.
Death marks all things equal, and equally absurd.
It's all absurd, it's all pointless: I enjoyed the whole book. The meaning, value, significance of life is only seen in light of death, yet most people miss it through the denial of death.
Meursault is having great difficulty in accepting this circumstance in which he is forced to become visible, no longer a stranger but a visible person whose execution will be witnessed by everyone.
But this awareness is somehow never intense enough to involve self-awareness — that is, he never reflects on the meaning of death for him — until he is in prison awaiting execution.
Richard Penner was professor of English at the University of Tennessee. But anything else is completely different. Marie and the Parisienne laugh together and Meursault "for the first time…really thought I was going to get married.
Retrieved September 15, The novel begins with the death of Meursault's mother. With the consolation of having defeated his worries and gotten rid of the chaplain, Meursault sleeps peacefully and wakes up ready for his execution: It took me quite a long time but finally I was able to guess the real bad guy.
Meursault sees all this as trying to analyze Meursault's life, and he categorizes it as unnecessary, because he Camus feels its pointless to asign value to someone's life or actions.
And Sharon Martin, who has grown to love both Steve and Neil, wishes only to ease their pain and suffering. On the way to the bus stop, they see a group of Arabs "staring at us…in that way of theirs, as if we were nothing but stones or dead trees.
So, as he now a condemned man, they all now treat him "delicately" in consideration of his sentencing. I got a telegram from the home: One may question whether he accepts his situation or not, though. The crime scene was witnessed by their then three-year old son Neil.
World of Books USA was founded in Chapter 5 "When I was a student, I had lots of ambitions like that. Everybody knows what bad luck is. What's more, Meursault does not take strides to convince others of his views, or accept other people's views as his own.
What is the point of his story. What I can say for certain is that I would rather Maman hadn't died" This passage is interesting because it gives us a rare glimpse of reflection about his mother.
We want your experience with World of Books to be enjoyable and problem free. Somehow the forces of nature and man conspire to work on Meursault in a manner that causes a sudden outburst of violence that shatters his world.
I thought about it for a minute and said that more than sorry, I felt kind of annoyed" The courtroom stops listening to the witnesses after Marie gives her testimony about what they did the day after the funeral.
He doesn't even seem to realize that all the people are there are to watch and see him, because he does not comprehend the phenomenon of voyeurism.
It was quite a happy ending with only 1 character end up being dead. He is focused on the present, knows he will die, and, therefore, feels nothing that he does matters. Not totally what I have in mind but still was a good way to end this story. He cannot reconcile the contingency of his sentence Why guilt.
When this vitality is appreciate, one feels free — for there is no urgency to perform some act that will cancel the possibility of death, seeing as though there is no such act. While we do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else before you.
The title of this book is A Stranger is Watching. It was written by Mary Higgins Clark.
It was published by Pocket Books Printing in April It takes place in two different places: New York, and Connecticut. The time period is recent, about. Book Summary. With dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.
Listen to "A Stranger is Watching" by Mary Higgins Clark available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Betty Buckley. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Two years after Nina Peterson's brutal murder her husband Steve is still fighting to bring the killer to justice.
A Stranger is Watching is an interesting book on a few levels, but mostly that it is so unabashedly anti-capital punishment.
Like most readers, I like my personal views to be exalted in fiction. Like most readers, I like my personal views to be exalted in fiction/5. Stranger Is Watching By Mary Higgins Clark Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of janettravellmd.comed on: April 01,An analysis of the book a stranger is watching