Living in Fate Sophia Pech, Period III

An individual is able to determine their fate by having the freedom of choice. The person shapes their consequences through their actions.

At times like this I remembered a story Maman used to tell me about my father. I never knew him” (Camus 110).

An absent father. Meursault and Camus himself were not raise with a father present. Meursault does not have the experience of having a father around. His mother would watch Meursault more than speaking. (“Maman used to spend her time following me with her eyes, not saying a thing”)

The presence of both stereotypical guardians prevents a child from feeling like an outsider.

"At times like this I remembered a story Maman used to tell me about my father. I never knew him."

(Camus 110)

An absent father. Meursault and Camus himself were not raise with a father present. Meursault does not have the experience of having a father around. His mother would watch Meursault more than speaking.

"Maman used to spend her time following me with her eyes, not saying a thing."

(Camus 5)

Meursault was unable to meet his father like author Albert Camus. The two did not grow up with two guardians.

“Belonging was a necessary human need, a factor for human development and a major source of human motivation.”

"On Being the Outsider," Ditta M. Oliker

Many people believe that when one is grows in impoverished area, they can not grow out of it.

" The Caicedos are among the 3.5 million Americans who were able to raise their chins above the poverty line last year[2015]."

"Millions in U.S. Climb Out," Patrica Cohen

The Caicedos made the decision to move out of the father's mother- inlaw's home.

The struggle of feeling hopeless is and out of control in a situation is common. How one deals with the consequence is what changes our destiny

Sources

Camus, Albert, and Matthew Ward. The Stranger. New York, Vintage International, 1989.

Oliker, Ditta M. “On Being the Outsider.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 9 Nov. 2012, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-long-reach-childhood/201211/being-the-outsider. Accessed 18 Apr. 2017.

Cohen, Patricia. "Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last." The New York Times. The New York Times, 25 Sept. 2016. Web. 30 Apr. 2017. <https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/26/business/economy/millions-in-us-climb-out-of-poverty-at-long-last.html?_r=0>

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