Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
In the passage, Meusault, the protagonist, who is going to die But he felt clam and free. Albert Camus suggests that everyone have death in someday. Before death, when we know we could not do everything to stop it, just face it. Albert Camus describes by using symbolize. The last night before death he felt calm, and there had no fear around him. “With him gone, I was able to calm down again…I must have fallen sleep, because I woke up with the star in my face.”(122) Albert Camus used the star to be a symbol, the star represent Meusault‘s feeling. In part one of the story, Camus used the sunlight to show his heavy feeling, when he killed the Arab man. That also makes the comparison between both situations. “So close to death, Maman must have felt free then ready to live it all again...And I felt ready to live it all again too.”(122) Meusault was faced death. He wasn’t scared. He was ready. And his death also connects to his mother, he think when his mother ready to die, her feels was as same as him. If you ready to death, I think there will have no fear around you.
As a human, our lift could be easy or difficult, could be short or long. And everyone will die in someday, no one know what will happen in the next minute. We only can do is to keep ourselves happy.