The shadow of Meursault is thinner
which is the reason why
it ends the way it does,
but still in part,
I wish that there would be a Sonya
also for Meursault,
to save him even if
it means to break down beliefs.
I wish for higher meaning in the sunset
just a moonless night.
I wish for purpose in a punishment
than the mere redemption
of waiting for the end of being shot at dawn.
Izy is prompting us at toads to write a new end to a familiar story. I have chosen to compare two of my favorite books with a similar theme, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and The stranger by Albert Camus Two books with both big differences and similarities. The epilogue of Crime and Punishment left me with some sense of purpose, but the Stranger left me feeling hollow… (which I’m sure was the purpose).
July 4, 2019