The Macmillan dictionary for students defines “stranger” as: 1. Person with whom one is not acquainted or familiar. 2. Foreigner, outsider, or newcomer. 3. One who is ignorant of, unacquainted with, or unaccustomed to something specified. In the book, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, these three definitions apply to the protagonist, Meursault. Meursault is portrayed as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think about events and their consequences. He also fails to express any emotion in his
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and limited, Meursault and those he is connected to seem to be content with their "friendships." His aloofness, though, may not have saved him from suffering. It might actually have been the cause of the guilty verdict at his trial for killing the Arab. Withdrawing from involvement with people or life events might not mean total isolation or rejection but it does not necessarily protect an individual from pain or a bad end.