Killing the Arab Part 2

Killing the Arab Part 2

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  • He wanted to get away from everyone, such as the women crying. Slow motion scene, when he is describing the sun and sea, but speeds up again when he sees the Arab
  • During this scene he was just staring at the Arab, and the Arab was acting as if he was not looking. Its as if everything pauses because he has no reactions and he is static.  
  • During this scene he mentions the heat of the sun; he is putting it all out there. The sun represents it holding him back because it is so hot, but it also pushes him to commit the action. Action is beginning.
  • During this scene, time slows down again and he begins to notice small details such as the reflection of the knife. He also becomes aware of his surroundings . He is a stranger to the impact it  would causes, if he'd killed him, he is aloof. 
  • Analysis What we discovered from the murder scene was the there were scenes where time seemed to slow down, however there were other scenes where it sped up. For example, when the scene began it was slow, because Raymond was deciding whether to shoot or not. When he was still indecisive time paused in order for him to have enough time to come up with an answer. There is a paradox when he states that there is a "double silence" with the flute and the water.Time eventually speeds up again when Meursault sees the Arab alone.  When he  sees the Arab he is deciding whether to shoot him or not. When he decided to shoot the Arab he shows no remorse or emotion toward the act. However before he commits the act he is noticing tiny details of everything, despite this he is not noticing the severity of his actions. The shows the tenant of anguish because he feel no guilt over his crime. The theme of the pacing of the murder scene is that you can not be a stranger to your own feelings. or existence; because you only have so much time so do not let it pass you by. 
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