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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Posted in BooksFrench literatureShort stories. Both of the main characters in The Fall are assumed to be French, while Dutch citizens have no dialogue and are never referred to by name. This is her adultery. At this point the narrative becomes increasingly dramatic and sensual as Janine runs around the fort feeling charged with life, eventually ending up lying on her back beneath the stars. There is too much going on here. The next sentence could begin something like: The coffee was ready.

This is described in an erotic manner, as if caamus adultery took place not with another man, but with the night itself in a temporarily empowering liberation from her constricting, married, subservient, and following life.

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Posted by Simon on September 27, https: Janine insists that it’s nothing and never tells her husband about her frustration or her trip to the fort. He is on the path east to Tinguit, presumably to hand himself in.

Works by Albert Camus. That night, lying in bed next to her husband, she breaks with his narrow neediness and feels called back to the vastness of the desert, as seen from atop the fort.

The humid air was heavy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Not a breath, not a sound — except at intervals the muffled crackling of stones that the cold was reducing to sand — disturbed the solitude and silence surrounding Janine.


And suddenly this snow, without warning, without the foretaste of rain. His love made her remme. At the end of the day the owner returns to the workshop to say a very pale and listless goodbye.

The story begins with the couple on a business trip through Algeria by bus.

The Adulterous Woman

Page 29 What with the lying prone and the moans it would be easy to interpret this as some kind of sexual experience. Although this could also be interpreted as trying to shirk his responsibilities.

And the title — the adulterous woman — suggests that she is being sexually unfaithful somehow. When his parents gave up their dry goods business, Marcel decided to abandon the law in order to run it. It is designed to show the primal experiences and human solidarity which tie Daru to this bleak barren landscape.

It has a tenderness, a gentleness and charm which are all the more surprising when set against the unremittingly harsh, bleak, bare desert world adultefe the other stories. Anyway, algert existentialist focuses on the image of a man alone in the vast desert, abandoned by God etc, thrown back on himself. We can only operate within the restraints of the society around us. He gives the Arab his own choice and human dignity back. Camus had a kind of gift for making everything he wrote seem pregnant with meaning, with allegory or symbolism.

The clumsiness is demonstrated in at least two ways: Daru breathes a long sigh of relief thinking his onerous responsibility is over. Instead Daru shows the Arab two alternative routes: But Janine is tormented by the lost years and the vanished opportunities.

Marcel contrastingly is totally unmoved and convinces his wife that they should get out of the cold. In the last few sentences Janine retraces her steps to the cheap hotel, slips adulters into bed beside Marcel, who wakes up to find her weeping inconsolably. The slave narrator decides to escape the House of the Fetish and kill the missionary. She makes the transition from existing merely as an extension of her husband, to being part of an endlessly larger world.


laa They had no children. She sneaks out of bed along the hotel corridor, and then runs through the dark streets back to the fort and up the stairs to the parapet where she looks up into the billions of stars in the freezing black sky and has an epiphany. Everywhere else, he felt exiled. Next morning he makes them both breakfast and then orders the Arab to get dressed and follow him. The nomads are not tied to the town, or to the “civilized” world in general, yet they heroically continue albbert exist.

He wishes he was 20 again and could go swimming in the warm sea.

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On one occasion a native woman 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. Camu refuses to take part, insists on treating the Arab decently, and even gives him his freedom to decide his fate.

Soon their joy rides in the car stopped, the outings to the seaside ceased. 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. Looks like he was wrong on all counts. The French authorities try to drag him into the conflict. But he abruptly turns away from the church and heads off towards the poor black quarter he had visited the night before.

As his brutal treatment continues the narrator makes the transition to becoming the willing slave of the Fetish, a wordless devotee of the tribe and its god.