Albert Camus – The Stranger
Tl; dr – (Then read the book instead, you won’t regret it.)
In The Stranger Camus uses imagery of nature in an otherwise simply worded text to ultimately express the absurdity of the human condition, and the over-powering steadfastness of nature.
“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.”
“Worlds on worlds are rolling ever
From creation to decay,
Like the bubbles on a river
Sparkling, bursting, borne away.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley (from Hellas, 1822)
Percy Shelley was a non-violent vegetarian…
“…learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.” – Umberto Eco, via Brother William of Baskerville. ‘The Name of The Rose’
Thus ends the ‘First Day’ of this week long murder mystery.