Albert Camus

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“Don’t get me wrong, I like reading. But some books should come with warning labels: Caution: contains characters and plots guaranteed to induce sleepiness.” Because of Albert Camus’s writing style the book seems to lack depth in addition to a lack of connection to the protagonist. Camus's writing style was meant to force the reader to speculate and "make the complexities of a man's life appear simple," (Camus, v) although it falls short of this goal and makes not only the book appear simple including Meursault. Camus's lack of depth and complexities in his writing is often viewed as trite the reader and takes away from the connection a reader has with a high quality book. By getting straight to the point in all of his sentences the book seems choppy and disconnected. Through this…show more content…
In the translator's note,they argue that "simplification is tantamount to immorality"(Camus, v) and in this case Camus's simplification definitely gives Meursault appearance of being immoral. Morals in the dictionary are defined as principles of right and wrong behavior and wrong is defined as a harmful, unfair, or illegal act. Meursault obvious commits an immoral act when he shoots the Arab. Several people would argue that Meursault from the stranger is a reflection of ourselves, nevertheless it seems clear that from a lack of emotion that Camus in reality distances the reader from the protagonist, Meursault. One example from the book is when Meursault discovers that Maman has passed away. He says “After the funeral, though, the case will be closed, and everything will have a more official feel to it” (Camus, 3) . It has been
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