Analysis of the Stranger

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Analysis of The Stranger Albert Camus is a French Nobel Prize winner. He was born in Algeria on November 7, 1913. He grew up fatherless, because his father died when he was just a baby, during World War I and was then brought up by a deaf mother. His mother had little money and was unenjoyable company to be around. Albert kept himself occupied with this schooling, extracurricular activities, and work that he needed to help support the family. He was eager to learn and eventually attended a university to further his education. While he was in college, he became ill with tuberculosis and almost passed away; he overcame the disease although it still bothered him in the later years. After he recovered, he was forced to support himself working was a meteorologist, a police clerk, and a salesman. During that time he was married, then divorced and also joined and left the Communist party. In 1935, he founded The Workers’ Theater, a group formed to present plays for the working class in Algiers. He began his writing career with book reviews and occasional essays for a left-wing newspaper. Later he became editor of a paper for a short time because the newspaper closed down. He became critical of the government after that and was unwanted in the country and could not find a job. He then moved to Paris and worked for another newspaper. He later returned to his home country and began teaching at a private school. A year later, he published, The Stranger, he also published The Myth of Sisyphus the same year. With these two works published he became internationally renowned. Meursault in The Stranger became known for the honesty he expressed in the novel. Camus then decided to return to France and commit to the French Resistance Movement. He enlisted in an organization known as Combat. Combat also had a newspaper which he edited during the Occupation of France, after France was

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