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How and to what effect can both Antigone from Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Meursault from Albert Camus' The Stranger be viewed as outsiders?

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How and to what effect can both Antigone from Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Meursault from Albert Camus' The Stranger be viewed as outsiders? Mersault and Antigone where in many ways just alike. They shared qualitys and views on life that were not all entierly the same but shows how much they have in common. In Jean Anouilh's Antigoen, Antigone was the less attractive sister and thought of as a unusual character. Mersault in The stranger was an unusual personality to many people. His take no lie and societys rules made life hard for him and worked against him in the end. ...read more.

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The idea of fate is very different between the two texts. In Antigone the narrator tells you that Antigone will die. Antigone tries to expain her reasoning for what she's doing as being honerable to her brother, she uses fate to explain all of this to Creon. In The Outsider fate isn't spoken of its just the way Meursault lives his entire life, he believes that in the end we all die and the idea of fate is more subtle. At the beginning, Meursault gets a girlfriend named Marie. He doesn't care if he marries Marie or not, which is like Antigone and Heamon. ...read more.

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To people judging Merursault and Antigone the would find them strange, different, crazy or even insane. Creon nor the court could understand why they wouldnt pick life over death as it was so very easy for them to just excape death. So to a certain extent we can see how Antigone and Meursault can be seen as outsiders in their societies, it is very arrguable that they are not outsiders. They are outsiders in the case that they are different and think differently from the people around then but they are not outsiders in the case that what they are fighting for are not crazy or unbelievable things. T Both are willing to die for what they believe is right. ...read more.

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