L'etranger Charactes

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  • L'etranger Characters and Themes
    • Meursault
      • Unusual
        • Rejects Job promotion/Not interested in marriage
        • Lack of emotion at mothers funeral
          • Does not cry
            • Unusual because most people would act oppositely to how Meursault reacts
              • Does not know when she died
          • Does not know when she died
          • What kind of mother:child relationship did they have?
            • Against typical mother:child relationship
        • Attitude towards death
          • When you're gone, you're gone
        • Doesn't judge
          • Happy to spend time with other people as long as they don't bother him
            • Accidentally makes friends and doesn't actively maintain friendships
          • Society
            • Unusual because most people would act oppositely to how Meursault reacts
        • Interaction with others
          • Minimalist
            • Does not talk unless he needs to
          • Soldier
            • Very blunt, no explanations
          • Honesty
            • Marie
              • Black armband - "Mother died yesterday"
              • "Do you love me?" - "I don't think it means anything but no"
          • Can't walk up steps to beach house because he does not want to explain to the women whats happened on the beach - leads to murder
          • Doesn't help old man at funeral
            • Too hot and tired to be bothered
        • Natural World
          • Positive
            • Beautiful
              • Notices but doesn't spend loads of time describing
            • Happy
              • Swimming
          • Negative
            • Sharp, painful, threatening
            • Can't deal with natural world, he has no control
          • Higher force controls him not God
            • Religion
              • When you're gone, you're gone
      • Marie
        • Independant
          • Too busy to see Meursault on one occasion
          • Job
          • Sleeping with Meursault
            • Doesn't care what others think of her
              • Stays with Meursault after he is convicted
        • Happiness
          • Laughter
            • Positive
          • Natural World
            • swimming
            • active
            • sunbathing (bronzed skin)
        • Loyalty
          • Stays with Meursault after he is convicted
        • "Do you love me?"
          • Just curious
          • Convential
          • Doesn't come across as nagging - laughing the next minute
          • Stops writing to Meursault - moves on
      • Raymond
        • Society
          • Wants everyone to like him
            • Searches for others approval
            • Asks Meursault if they are friends
              • Can't relax in the company of others
            • Wears presentable clothing
            • Asks Meursault to write the letter as he doesn't want to appear stupid
        • Honesty
          • Uses lies to help himself
            • Lies about his occupation
        • Violence
          • Persuading people to do what he wants
          • Looks for a fight
            • Wants to approach the Arabs on the beach even though he knows a fight is inevitable
          • The gun that Meursault uses to kill the Arab is Raymonds
        • Respect for women
          • Assults his mistress
          • Tries to flirt with Marie - makes her feel unconfortable
      • Salamano
        • Lost someone close to him
          • Wife - replaced by his dog - his only companion
            • Treats his dog cruelly - violent, abusive
          • Loss of his dog - upset, rocks himself to sleep, lost his only friend
            • Contrasts with Meursaults grief after the death of his mother
        • Shy in approaching Meursault
          • Doesn't want to disturb him
          • Appears very vulnerable
          • In court he talks of Meursaults kindness to his dog
        • Physical similarities to his dog
          • Skin condition
          • Age
          • Hair

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