sartre states in context of camus work the stranger that the adventures of meursault are chiefly intended to emphasise on the absurd nature of the universe world and existence

sartre states in context of camus work the stranger that the adventures of meursault are chiefly intended to emphasise on the absurd nature of the universe world and existence. camus writing techniques like use of irony symbolism and foreshadowing is a way to enhance the absurdity of life and existence absurd nature of world and universe and absurd situations behaviours and ideas to help an individual to have an image of absurd to establish the link between an individuals struggle to search for meaning and purpose in life and also to reveal an individuals motivation to live his life in the face of the absurd. meursault the protagonist also realises during the courseof events that anyhow one life was as good as another and my present one suited my quite well camus 1989: 47 he affirms that he was happy with what he have in his life by stating that id been happy and that i was still happy camus 1989: 154 the stranger demonstrates the theme of existentialism but as albert camus is an absurdist writer the intended theme of the novel is the philosophy or concept of absurd.camus also reach to the theme of absurdity later in the novel where meursault realises and accepts his death considering that death is inevitable and is the eternal truth of any individual if not today tomorrow the individual has to face it. absurd is referred to the conflict between human seeking and searching for meaning and purpose in life and the inability of him to find any but as kierkegaard states it does not mean logically impossible rather humanly impossible. kierkegaard 19 the theme of absurd comes later in the novel when meursault is in the prison waiting for his punishment for the crime he has committed and gets into a heated argument with the chaplain who tries to make him believe in god and also tries to convert him to christianity where meursault explains he rejects his offer saying that he has accepted the certainties and uncertainties of life and has accepted the eternal truth of life i.e. death. he explains that if i dont die today youll die tomorrow or the next day. camus 1989: 117 he by this time understood that an individual has to die if took birth in this world if not today then tomorrow but death will come is very certain. the protagonist of albert camus novel the stranger at many occasions show his existential beliefs and ideas which were seen strongly as the sharp contrast to his otherwise submissive nature and laid back attitude. meursaults absurd viewpoint is disclosed in his argument with the prison priest when he offers to convert him to christianity. meursault demonstrates that nothing really matters as we all live a life we all will die one day and what all one does in between the span of life and death is not important. after this argument with priest meursault uncovers about himself and also a moment of realisation comes to him and i felt ready to live it all again too. as if that blind rage had washed me clean.really-i felt that i had been happy and that i was happy again. camus 1989: 122-123 he didnt care much that he was going to be killed and chaplain will live another day because he realised his awakening to life and recovered himself from the absurdity of life and understood the fate of every human being be it today or tomorrow the end result remains the same as it is inevitable. however the priest will remain there with his empty prayers by the living the life of someone else depending upon others and acting according to the society and people around. this realisation makes him rediscover himself in a new light with motivation and zest to live again but this time with purpose and meaning in life. he became sure about himself his life and also his death. he then worried about nothing except himself. according to camus in the journey to find meaning or purpose in the life of an individual the further step in progression could be the acceptance of absurd. camus states in this unintelligible and limited universe mans fate henceforth assumes its meaning.and now studied lucidity the feeling of the absurd becomes clear and definite camus 1942: 21 therefore meursault realises and finds out the absurdity of his life and his existence and accepts his fate. the main motive of the writers while writing the novels like this is to motivate an individual to assess his life and sense the significance of his life. the readers might struggle with the characters of camus and sartre specifically with the protagonists but not sympathise with them. the lack of emotions and sentiments in the characters of sartre and camus helps the readers to maintain a certain distance with them but at the end of the novel when the real side or the real emotions and sentiments emerge readers are able to relate themselves with the protagonists of the novels. throughout the novel the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life makes the individual isolated from others and the society or the nature of the being makes them isolated in the society. during this isolation the individual start feeling alienated from the familiar things. the things used in day-to-day life becomes strange him which helps him to reach to the truth i.e. death. the ultimate truth of any individual living in the universe is death which is inevitable. therefore an individual should be able to accept it gracefully. generally man feels confused regarding their career work relationships etc. and tries to find meaning in his life or in the work he does. these protagonists and the characters of the novel are presented as a lesson to teach them how to handle the absurdity of life or theabsurd situations that every man face now and then in their life with the commitment to live life without hope dedication to continue to search for meaning and purpose in life and beauty of nature. as each sentence starts independently and ends the same without the transition to the other just like that an individual should live his life by carrying his worth in himself. man should not fear death rather accept it and deal with it in the most mature way so that the daily routine and even the thought of upcoming death bring peace to an individuals mind. camus in his essay myth of sisyphus explains and emphasis that the absurd is essentially a divorce camus 1942: 22 camus tries to give an outlook to what an individual should have and should not have in the face of the absurd because according tocamus a man cannot escape the absurd therefore there can be no absurd outside the human mind the absurd ends with death there can be no absurd outside this world either camus 1942: 31 he outlines that in the face of absurd a man should possess intelligence freedom desire to revolt accept his death etc. and a man should not rely on hope future hope transcendence etc. he believes that the absurd is essential and its the truth. according to sartre to whom the term absurd is associated very usually believes that the absurd denotes the casual nature of human existence. the realisation of the absurd arises the feeling of strangeness which sartre terms as nausea. he states in being and nothingness that an individuals existence is absurd and defines absurd as .which is meaningless. thus mans existence is absurd because his contingency finds no external justification sartre 1943: 628 according to sartre absurd is related to the feeling or presence of meaninglessness in an individuals life and for camus absurd is nothing as such but the sudden awakening and realisation of the individuals mind towards the reason through his own experiences and the chaos he goes through. absurd could be seen as gap which cant be bridged between the questions the individuals mind ask and the world or nature that keeps silent on that matter. svenjna schrahe comments on the same difference among both the writers as sartres overall feeling is disgust; camus in contrast is absurdity existentialism 2009: 44 sartre also comments on the different understanding of the absurd of camus and his as for him camus the absurd arises from the relation between man and the world.i do not recognise the absurd in the sense of scandal and disillusionment that camus attributes to it. what i call the absurd is .the given unjustifiable primordial quality of existence. cruickshank 45 according to sartre the feeling of the absurd is the last stage for an individual whereas for camus absurd is not the end instead is the starting point or beginning of an individuals journey as the review on nausea in 1938 states the realisation that life is absurd cannot be an end but only a is not this discovery that is interesting but the consequences and rules for actions 201-02 on the other hand in camus myth of sisyphus the same idea is presented as the absurd hitherto taken as a conclusion is considered in this essay as a starting point 10 so no matter who deals with absurd and how but whoever tries to find the meaning in existence will face the absurd.