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Death in The Stranger and Night
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Death In The Stranger And Night
Language A1 HL
In the two works, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, and Night, by Elie Wiesel, Death is portrayed differently, and this sheds light on the different attitudes toward death in French and Jewish societies. In order to compare these two works of literature, I will supply evidence of death in these two works of literature, and explain how the authors portray the instances of death in the two works and how the cultural background of each of the novels is reflected through the portrayal of death in the novels. In The Stranger, I will focus on the death of Meursault's mother, the death of the Arab that Meursault kills, and Meursault's own death. In Night, I will focus on the death of Elie's father.
In The Stranger, The death of Meursault's mother is one of the events central to the plot of the book. It is the first event mentioned in the book (and I mean the very first), and it is one of the reasons that the end of the
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