What is the significance of the symbols in The Stranger?

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Symbolism in The Stranger tends to be occupied with either absurdism or its opposite.

For example, the sun which irritates Mersault's eyes and gleams off the blade of the Arab represents nature. Considering how the sun acts as an irritant and a factor in Mersault's murdering the Arab, nature (or perhaps more accurately, environment) is presented as the...

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