What role does Nature play in The Stranger? Explain critically with the help of textual examples.

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The French writer and thinker Albert Camus's 1942 novel The Stranger (sometimes translated as The Outsider) is his most celebrated, influential, and controversial work.

Set in French Algeria, where Camus grew up, nature plays an important role in the book. The protagonist , Meursault, is not very introspective, thoughtful, or emotional; the novel famously opens with his not reacting at all to the death of his mother. Hence, much of how he experiences the world is physical and sensuous. Given Camus's absurdist philosophy (a sort of cousin to...

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