The Fall Study Guide

The Fall

The Fall by Albert Camus

Through a series of second-person monologues, Jean-Baptiste Clamence, the narrator of The Fall describes his initial success as a Parisian lawyer and his ultimate downfall, to a stranger in a bar in Amsterdam. The novel explores themes of power, innocence and guilt, and justice. At the start of his story, Clamence believes himself to be a good and pure person who only helps others. His life changes dramatically the day he realizes that is not the case.

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