Who was the better existentialist, Mersault or Rieux?
Mersault always seemed like a whiny bitch to me, especially when he yells at the chaplain at the end. He's like a little kid.
Whereas Dr. Rieux embodied the Sissphyian ideal of struggling against a meaningless situation.
maybe you should go over there and change that then genius. make a thread. if no one replies make another.
it's how memes get popular on /tv/ maybe it will work for your pseudo intellectual ideas about babbies first existential author.
why aren't there threads about guns on /o/ or threads about birds on /po/ or threads about politics on /an/?
the designations exist for a reason, it doesn't matter if you can't get along with your new friends. You can't post about whatever you want wherever you want.
Everyone in this thread is a retard. We could have had an actual discussion about a topic that I find actually really interesting, but instead that one fag is just redirecting everyone. Fuck off dude, they're fucking novels.
I think Rieux. Mersault is more absurdist in that he illustrates how fucking ridiculous life is. Rieux is like you said, really emphasizing the valueless nature of life when struggling against a sort of inevitable situation. I liked The Plague better than The Stranger in general. I found The Plague oddly romantic actually. The rooftop and swimming scenes were pure catharsis for me.
>I found The Plague oddly romantic actually. The rooftop and swimming scenes were pure catharsis for me.
That's exactly how I felt. I think Camus was going for that. Do you think Mersault is supposed to be a sympathetic figure even though he makes existentialists look bad in the eyes of the general public?