Bigger Thomas did horrible things that most people in this world could never do. A personality comprised of violence, compulsive lying, and no emotional connection to other living things are three pieces of evidence that can prove why Bigger may be a sociopath. Throughout the book, Native Son, Bigger takes the lives of two people without any sense of guilt or remorse. This could be because of fear and the way he was raised, or Bigger could be suffering from a very serious psychological disorder. A sociopath does not feel emotion towards others, and only looks out for the good of himself, which perfectly exemplifies the protagonist in this novel.
In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, Meursault constantly shows his existential principles, such as his indifference toward anything and his belief that there is no afterlife. Camus informs the reader very little of Meursault’s character in The Stranger. The first person narration allows Meursault to tell the story through his own perspective, and he does not divulge much of his background or childhood. The most striking aspect of his personality is his apathetic attitude towards everything, introduced in the first paragraph of the novel: “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know” (Camus 1).
Neither understands having though, passion, feeling, or emotion in life. The Myth of Sisyphus helps explain some of the meaning of some of the events taking place in The Stranger. In The Stranger the main character Meursault takes life for granted in a way of not enjoying it. He seems more satisfied with the usual as if no excitement lives in his life. The death of his mother doesn’t even bother him so show sadness.
So the concept of responsibility was involved. His explanation was indefensible. The death of Meursault mother prompts his psychological "awakening" in which he begins to place no real emphasis on emotions. Camus' own personal ideology which seems to be an ultimate goal of a work of fiction of this type. “But everybody knows life isn’t worth living.
In the novel THE STRANGER, justice played an important role in the main character's life. Meursault, the main character, lost his life due to his ignorance to justice and his indifference to life. Meursault wasn't advised or warned by anyone about these weird acts and that he had to change. Although Meursault had a "flow" against society, he was free to do whatever he wanted until he committed his crime. Without premeditating, he murdered an Arab by firing five times on him.
The title itself implies no judgment, just as Orwell in this essay makes none explicit. This lack of emotions is unnatural because humans are social creatures whose everyday lives run on emotive societal interactions. Further into the narrative Orwell begins to show us his opinion on the inhumane act of killing a person. The narrator, a warden, has an epiphany on the value of human life when the convicts side-steps a puddle of water on the way to the gallows. Orwell portrays the convict as being a conscious and rational man who is capable of reform.
He says, that as a consequence of the way he was raised he is "inclined to reserve all judgments" about other people (page 5). His saying this makes it seem like we can trust him to give a fair unbiased account of the story that he is telling, but we later learn that he does not reserve all judgments. Nick further makes us feel that he is a non-partisan narrator by the way he tells of his past. We come to see that Nick is very partial in his way of telling the story. This is shown when he admits early in the story that he does not judge Gatsby because Gatsby had an "extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness".
In other words, without a soul, a physical body is as good as dead. Waiting for Godot consist of two men unable to act, move, or think in a significant way while they kill time waiting for a mysterious man, Godot. None of the characters in this play shy away from the fact that death is inevitable. In fact, death becomes at times a solution for the inanity of daily life. The main characters, Vladimir and Estragon contemplate suicide as though it were as harmful and simple as sleeping.
He is also a static character because in the end of the story he takes no action to solve the problem and make a change. Instead he opens his news paper and goes back to his dark home and his mundane routine. The other main character in the story is Mr.Tandram who is a mirror of Mr.Nilson; he has the same character. The story starts when Mr.Nilson feels emptiness in his chest, he stands next to
Faithfully yours.’ That doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday.” Mersault reports his mother’s death in a very straightforward way; he doesn’t seem to have any sort of remorse or grief for his mother. He is emotionally indifferent to the event, and later on we see that indifference is one of his strongest character traits throughout the book. Mersault goes to the funeral home in which his mother lived in to attend the funeral. His indifference is persistent and he is cold to any human interaction and detached.