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The novels The Stranger and The House of the Spirits have distinctly different plots. The authors of the books have different styles and techniques used to create their vision of a great story. In The Stranger by Albert Camus and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, the characters, Meursault and Esteban Garcia are established as socially distant from their associates. They have neither emotion nor remorse for anything they have done. These characters are only connected to each other through this one flaw aside the difference of individual character. The authors have built their characters in such a way, in order to incorporate an outcast in their novels.
Albert Camus sets the character known as Mersault to be his one outlier. Mersault, the main character, is evidently distinguished as the outcast as of Part 1 Chapter 1. Mersault, in The Stranger, is a difficult character to understand. Within the novel, Camus portrays Mersault as “absurd.” The philosophy of absurdity is too complicated to be explained. In a way, it can be described as to having no care for anything in life …