Marie Curie Essay

Marie Curie Essay

… indifferently responds that he would if she wanted to. As traditionally viewed in society, marriage is a bond of love and affection; yet Meursault is completely indifference to the notion of romance, love or sharing. He is apathetic to the needs of the woman who loves him.
Meursault represents a fundamental truth (though unusual and unique) that true emotion comes from within and does not need public recognition. This is why Meursault is a true stranger. Society is threatened by this new way of thinking and so Meursault is cast on the outside. During the course of events involving Marie and a friend, Raymond, in a retroactive act of self defense, Meursault shoots an Arab to death. When he is imprisoned, the uniqueness that he brings to society eventually becomes his downfall. His defense is dispassionate. His friends come to his aid. They testify that he is really a loving man. They testify that as far as the crime was concerned, he was really in the wrong place at the wrong time. They also testify that the act of killing the Arab was really self-defense. But it is eventually discovered that the trial is not really about the crime …

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