I summarized The Stranger a long time ago, with a remark I admit was highly paradoxical: "In our society any man who does not weep at his mother's funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death."
... I also say that I tried to draw in my character the only Christ we deserve. It will be understood, after my explanations, that I said this with no blasphemous intent, and only with the slightly ironic affection an artist has the right to feel for the characters he has created.1. Define the author's worldview -- his judgments about individual and the societal values -- and where he places blame -- based on this statement.
2. Do you agree with Camus' assessment of Meursault as "the only Christ we deserve"?
3. Do you agree with Camus' worldview?