Oxford Literature Companions: L'étranger

Oxford Literature Companions: L'étranger

By Simon Kemp
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Book Description

Get to grips with set texts and be fully prepared for the AS/A Level exam with the Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions. The Companions are written by experienced lecturers, teachers and examiners and provide comprehensive coverage of characters, themes, plot, language and context with activities in French to consolidate your knowledge of the text. There are also extensive sections on exam preparation and response planning, with a bank of annotated sample
answers and practice questions. This guide covers L'étranger by Albert Camus. Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions are also available for selected Spanish and German set texts.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
      • Première partie
      • Deuxième partie
    • Structure
      • Establishing a timeframe for the novel
  • Context
    • Author biography
    • Historical and cultural context
      • Colonial Algeria
      • Existentialism and the Absurd
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Meursault
      • Raymond
      • Marie
    • Minor characters
      • Salamano
      • Céleste
      • Monsieur Pérez
      • Masson
      • Le juge d’instruction
      • The prosecutor
      • The chaplain
      • The Arab man
      • Meursault’s lawyer
      • Raymond’s mistress
      • Meursault’s mother
      • The manager and concierge of the old people’s home
      • Emmanuel
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Meursault as narrator
    • Language and character
    • Metaphor and symbolism
    • Language nuance
  • Themes
    • Sense impressions
      • Heat and the sun
    • Religion and atheism
      • The value of life
      • Religious parallels
    • Race and colonialism
    • Outsider status
      • The outsider and the Absurd
    • Freedom
    • Morality
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
      • Understanding the question
      • Question types
      • Points of view
    • Planning your answer
      • Linear plans
      • Spider diagrams
    • Writing your answer
      • Using Point, Evidence, Explanation
      • Using quotation effectively
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
    • Exam question translation
  • Answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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