The Stranger Slides
Meursault (Hard)
Events in the book
Quotes
Random facts
100

What were some major global issues discussed in The Stranger slides?

Domestic Violence and The Meaning of Life

100

How does Meursault react during his trial, and how do others perceive his behavior?

During his trial, Meursault reacts with indifference and fails to express the expected remorse, which leads to society's negative perception of him.

100

What news does Meursault receive at the beginning of the novel, and what does it lead him to do?

The novel begins with the news of Meursault's mother's death, and he travels to her funeral.

100

"Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know."

Meursault 

100

Yes or No

Is this a super cool jeopardy game?

YES

200

What two Motifs did we go over in the slides?

 How nothing matters and The Sun

200

What role does the scorching sun play as a recurring symbol in Meursault's experiences and the overall narrative?

The Symbolism of the Sun: The scorching sun is a symbol of the universe's indifference. It mirrors Meursault's emotional detachment and often coincides with significant events in the narrative.

200

What is the outcome of Meursault's trial, and how does it impact his life?

 He is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by guillotine, marking a significant turning point in the story.

200

"My client, even though he does not believe in God, is not a soulless monster."

Meursault's lawyer, attempting to humanize him during the trial.

200

What is the relationship between Meursault and Marie?

Marie is Meursault's girlfriend.

300

What five characters were explained in the slides?

Raymond, Maman, Salamano, Meursault, and Marie

300

What is the significance of Meursault's relationship with Marie, and how does it reflect his attitude toward human connections and emotions?

Meursault's relationship with Marie is characterized by its superficiality, highlighting his disinterest in deeper emotional connections and his focus on physical pleasures.

300

What incident at the beach becomes a turning point in the story?

The turning point in the story occurs when Meursault shoots and kills an Arab man on a beach.

300

"In our society, any man who doesn't cry at his mother's funeral is liable to be condemned to death."

Meursault

300

What is the name of the city where most of the story takes place?

The story primarily takes place in the city of Algiers, Algeria.

400

What were two symbols discussed in The Stranger slides?

The Crucifix and Meursault's Mother's Funeral

400

How does Meursault's emotional response, or lack thereof, to his mother's death set the tone for his character throughout the novel?

Meursault's emotional response, or lack thereof, to his mother's death, reflects his emotional detachment and indifference, setting the tone for his character's existential outlook on life.

400

Who visits Meursault in prison, and what philosophical discussion takes place during this visit?
(Hint Not Marie)

The prison chaplain visits Meursault in his cell, leading to a philosophical and existential discussion about faith and meaning.

400

"You never want to have any fun. Whenever I suggest anything, you're always against it."

Marie Cardona, expressing frustration with Meursault's indifference to social activities.

400

What is the central event that sets the story in motion in "The Stranger"?

The central event is the death of Meursault's mother. This event prompts his return to his hometown, where the story unfolds.

500

What were the themes of The Stranger that were discussed in the slides?

(Only two are needed)

Absurdism, Indifference and passivity, and Importance of the physical world.


500

What philosophical themes or ideas does the book explore, and how are they reflected in Meursault's character?

"The Stranger" explores philosophical themes of existentialism, Indifference, and absurdity, reflected in Meursault's detachment from social norms and his search for meaning in an indifferent world.

500

What leads to the conflict between Meursault and Raymond, and how does it escalate?

Meursault gets involved in a conflict between his neighbor, Raymond, and a group of Arab men, leading to tension and hostility.

500

"I have no reason to take off my hat to anyone."

Raymond Sint├Ęs, speaking about his pride and refusal to submit to others.

500

What is the occupation of Meursault, the protagonist?

Meursault works as a clerk in an office in Algiers.

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