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Mr. Ammary's Class

Mr. Ammary's Class

Author: Neiad Ammary
Description:
  • Read a classic novella critically
  • Introduce the terms "Existentialism" and "Absurdist Hero."
  • Understand the way that these concepts manifest themselves in the novella. 

Albert Camus' novella The Stranger, first published in 1942, presents a disturbing account of Meursault, a French-Algerian man who commits a senseless murder.  The story is still poignant today, perhaps even moreso than ever.  

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Tutorial

Existentialism and The Stranger: Part 1

Listen to Dr. Robert Solomon's lecture about existentialist philosophy and Camus' novella.

Source: Dr. Robert Solomon. The Teaching Company.

Existentialism and The Stranger: Part 2

Listen to Dr. Robert Solomon's lecture on existentialist philosophy in Camus' novella.

Source: Dr. Robert Solomon. The Teaching Company.

Study Guide: The Stranger

Use these study guide questions to help you understand the text.

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The Absurdist Hero

An Absurdist Hero is a character who willingly fights a battle he knows he cannot win and for which he will earn no recognition. Was Meursault an Absurdist Hero? Learn more about it here.

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Welcome to my class!