Volume 10, Numéro 1, Pages 277-291
Authors : Hamsho Majd .
The study aims at investigating the social aspects of alienation in Albert Camus’ novel, The Stranger, depending upon the studies of Melvin Seeman (1959), Dwight Dean (1961) and Russell Middleton (1963). This study depends on the quantitative and qualitative content analysis methods and uses recurrence analysis method within the quantitative analysis. Idea was also used as the unit of analysis. The results of the study show that ‘meaninglessness’ was the most repetitive social aspect in The Stranger then ‘self-estrangement’, ‘social estrangement’, and ‘powerlessness’. The least repetitive social aspect was ‘estrangement from work’. Also, this study concludes that the quantitative and qualitative analyses differed in showing the main aspect of the novel; ‘social estrangement’ was the main aspect according to the qualitative analysis, not ‘meaninglessness’.
Social Aspects ; The Strange ; Albert Camus ; Quantitative Analysis ; Qualitative Analysis