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What are the 2 points of irony in The Stranger by Albert Camus, in chapter 3?

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1. Salamano and his dog resemble each other but detest each other. 2. Sintes beats up his beau's brother. Hope that helps!

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Philosophical fiction refers to works of fiction in which a significant proportion of the work is devoted to a discussion of the sort of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy. These might include the function and role of society, the purpose of life, ethics or morals, the role of art in human lives, and the role of experience or reason in the development of knowledge. Philosophical fiction works would include the so-called novel of ideas, including a significant proportion of science fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, and Bildungsroman. The modus operandi seems to be to use a normal story to simply explain difficult and/or dark parts of human life.

French people - mosaic.PNG Notable individuals, from left to right:

Row 1: Joan of Arc • Jacques Cartier • René Descartes • Molière • Blaise Pascal • Louis XIV of France • Voltaire • Denis Diderot • Napoleon

Albert Camus (French: [albɛʁ kamy] ( ); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.

Although often cited as a proponent of existentialism, the philosophy with which Camus was associated during his own lifetime, he rejected this particular label. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..." (However, upon reconsideration, Sartre later accepted the association to existentialism).

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