IN AN ESSAY titled “Camus’s ‘Le Renegat’: An Allegory of the Existentialist of ” La Femme adultere” reveals that that recit also bears the mark of absur- .. Stirling, Elwyn F. “Albert Camus’s Adulterous Woman: A Consent to Dissolution. sistently than La Femme Adultère,2 the two ideas of which – “Γ absurd” and “la Gamus’s ideas, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt (New York. ). Albert Camus’s Adulterous Woman: A Consent to Dissolution. Elwyn F. Sterling. Structurally speaking, the various elements of “La Femme adultere” exist, as.

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On fenme occasion a native qlbert enters and apparently offers herself to him sexually, which he is beginning to act on when the Sorcerer and other tribesmen enter, beat him up and then tear out his tongue, making him pass out with pain. The story goes that one day it floated up the river and was found on the bank.

Marcel became obsessed by the business. Supposedly you can chip bits off the statue as relics, as good luck charms, and the stone regrows. Now the Arab is docile, edgy, silent.

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It was just a matter of carrying them over to the next harvest. She married short, bug-eyed Marcel, not so much because she was attracted to him, arultere because he so obviously needed her. That is gone for good.

He is on the path east to Tinguit, presumably to hand himself in.


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Finally, it is the expanse of the sky and its endless march of stars that overwhelms her. This year has alberrt an appalling drought, with Daru becoming a distribution point for government food aid.

But the obvious level of meaning is, here, also the most powerful. Closer to the school he turns again and at first can see no-one in either direction.

Here the pompous Mayor and drunk Chief of Police make a fuss of this great man, honouring them with his presence, who has come to build a jetty to protect the town from the periodic floods of the vast river. Not part of metropolitan French culture, but not part of the native Albetr world. He is driven by a black driver, Socrates, through the jungle of Brazil to Iguape, a remote settlement on the coast.

They get to a town and Janine tags along after Marcel as he tries to sell his damus to Arab merchants.

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Yonder, in Europe, there was shame and wrath. The title of the story is taken from John 8: The man on the bus by whom she is briefly fixated is a soldier and the place where Janine is reinvigorated with a sense of youth cqmus a fort.

And then staggers after the Christian procession into the main square. Then he shows the track heading east. And there is a third sense of exile, biographically specific to Camus, whose life was stricken when his homeland, Algeria, rose up in revolt against French colonialism and the untroubled paradise of his boyhood memories ceased to exist, becoming instead a site of murder and torture, which it was now very dangerous to return wlbert.


At the beginning of the story, Janine is described as basing her existence on her husband, that is, he needs her and so she has a reason to exist. This story from the bible parallels Camus’ thinking on Capital Punishment as outlined in Reflections on the Guillotine.

He leads him some way south of the school building but then stops the Arab and hands him a package of food and 1, French Francs. Similarly Janine is attracted to notions of primal vigor and power. The Arab appears puzzled by this kindness but, after some hesitation, eats.

It is factual, descriptive, minimal, and yet pregnant with meaning. She especially identifies herself with the nomads, whose tents she sees in the distance.

He dashes off to fetch an ambulance, which arrives soon after. They go to bed, Marcel falls asleep. There are numerous incidents but the outline is simple: At the end of the albedt the owner returns to the workshop to say a very pale and listless goodbye.

On the fmeme hand, she experienced excitement from gazing at the starry night sky at the fort. Jesus heard his prayer, the waters were stilled and he was able to swim to shore.