The Stranger

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Theme Icon

Chapter Analysis

How does Camus use the novel's opening lines to underscore Meursault's apathy — indeed, his entire character — and undergird the novel? How does the novel's two-part structure serve to build the novel's themes and tensions? And what is Camus suggesting about the meaning of — and relationship between — life, death, and sex by structuring the plot the way that he does?

CompletionAccuracy

Accuracy is based on your most recent attempt.

Status

Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Part 1

0 of 35
0%
Get Started

Chapters 1-2Free

0 of 12
0%
Get Started

Chapters 3-4

0 of 4
0%
Get Started

Chapters 5-6

0 of 19
0%
Get Started

Part 2

0 of 10
0%
Get Started

Chapters 1-2

0 of 10
0%
Get Started
Theme Icon

General Analysis

Though Camus rejected the label "existentialist," his work has been held up as the epitome of this philosophy. In what way is Meursault's apathy a function of an existentialist life philosophy? Why does he choose to leave the Arab unnamed? In what way is this work a comment on France's legacy of colonialism in Algeria? And — considering the turbulent geopolitical climate — in what ways does this novel remain timely today?

CompletionAccuracy

Accuracy is based on your most recent attempt.

Status

Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Social-Historical Context

0 of 7
0%
Get Started

Literary Devices

0 of 6
0%
Get Started

Themes and Motifs

0 of 5
0%
Get Started