What happens to Meursault at the end of the stranger?
At the end of The Stranger, Meursault is able to die happy because he (like Ivan Ilyich) is able to come to terms with himself as a constituent part of existence, and so live authentically.
Why does Meursault start talking to himself?
Meursault’s actions signal his emerging self-awareness and self-consciousness. In prison, he is growing to understand himself and his beliefs more and more. He decides that he could get used to any living situation, even living in a tree trunk, for example.
Who did Meursault kill?
Meursault encounters the brother of Raymond’s Arab girlfriend. Disoriented and on the edge of heatstroke, Meursault shoots when the Arab flashes his knife at him. It is a fatal shot, but Meursault shoots the man four more times after a pause.
Who does Meursault refuse to see?
By Albert Camus. Meursault has refused to see the chaplain three times; he has nothing to say to the holy man. Meanwhile, he’s been moved to another cell and can see the night sky. Meursault occupies his days with thoughts of escaping “the machinery of justice”; it is this hope for escapes that counts, he thinks.
What does the ending of the stranger mean?
The Stranger ends with Meursault’s refusal to renounce his actions, his refsual to show remorse for killing the Arab or for not crying at his mother’s funeral. He says that no one had the right to cry over his mother’s death because she was ready to live her life all over again. The same it is with him.
Was Meursault executed?
Meursault is found guilty and sentenced to death by guillotine. When asked whether he has anything to add, Meursault says no and is promptly taken away. Back in prison, Meursault refuses three times to see the chaplain.
What does the prosecutor say Meursault does not have?
Summary: Chapter 4 In his closing argument, the prosecutor cites Meursault’s obvious intelligence and lack of remorse as evidence of premeditated murder.
What did the judge call Meursault?
Céleste calls Meursault “‘a friend'” and has prepared a long-winded defense, blaming the crime on “‘bad luck'” but the judge cuts him off, explaining the court is “to judge just this sort of bad luck.” Hearing Céleste, Meursault feels for “the first time in my life I… wanted to kiss a man.”
What fact silences the courtroom?
The courtroom is completely silent when the prosecutor notes that the movie was a comedy by Fernandel. Marie begins to cry—it’s not as bad as it sounds! She insists Meursault didn’t do anything wrong. The bailiff ushers the sobbing Marie out at the signal of the judge.
Why does the police officer slap Raymond in the face?
Raymond’s mistress informs the officer that Raymond beat her and the cop slaps Raymond in the face. He asks Meursault to go to the police station to testify that his mistress had cheated on him. Meursault agrees.