The Fall

The Fall (La Chute in French)

The Fall

In this novel by Albert Camus, published in 1956, the fall of a young woman in the dark waters of the Seine causes the moral fall of the narrator.Our hero, a brilliant lawyer, will become aware of his superficiality and the somewhat factual nature of his life. He, who must defend his neighbor without judging him, realizes that he can be judged after he refused to help a citizen in distress at the time of her suicide. After this incident, he realized that one cannot escape the judgments of others, whether they are living or dead, good or bad, deserving or criminal. Therefore, there is no need to worry or seek a salvation that will never come. The happiness of the human being lies in the acceptance of his duality.

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