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Albert Camus's, The Stranger takes you on a journey through the life of Meursault, an indifferent, atypical man, who is living in Algeria during the 1940s. Meursault's life is explained through an egregious amount of physical details therefore showing his utter lack of emotions and his trouble to express his feelings. When Meursault is faced with the challenge of expressing his emotional feelings he tends to shut down and become apathetic. He does not only have a fixation on the physical world but also has a rough time adapting to the physical components of light and heat. Meursault is seen as a stranger to society and ultimately due to his differences "a monster", but is it possible that such a character could be representing a person in modern society with Asperger's Syndrome? My answer is yes, Meursault's indifference, fixation on the physical world, sensitivity to light and heat, and his lack of empathy and some social skills are all signs that he was an outcast in his Algerian society but today could very well be represented as a normal person with a set back such as Asperger's.
In The Stranger Meursault the protagonist
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