The Stranger Part Two Chp 1-3 QCC

The Stranger Part Two Chp 1-3 QCC - Karthik Patange The...

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Karthik Patange The Stranger, Part Two: Chapter 1 to 3 Reading Log Quote: “They [the jury] had before them the basest of crimes, a crime made worse than sordid by the fact that they were dealing with a monster , a man without morals.” (part 2, chapter 3, 95-96) Context: Raymond emphatically testifies that it was by chance that Meursault became involved in his dispute with his mistress’s brother (the Arab who Meursault shot five times). The prosecutor angrily replies by asking if it was also by chance that Meursault wrote the letter to Raymond’s mistress, testified on Raymond’s behalf, and committed the crime on the day he went to the beach. Meursault then describes the position he is forced to be in while considering the jury’s point of view. Commentary: As a narrative, The Stranger reassures the reader not only that truth will always prevail, but also that truth, for all intents and purposes, exists. Camus seeks to undermine the sense of assurance that the courtroom provides. By imposing a rational order on logically unrelated events, based on
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