Meursault, an ordinary little clerk living in Algiers, leads a quiet and unemotional life. He commits a senseless murder and is convicted, his lack of emotion toward his mother's death weighing against him. As he contemplates his execution, he considers the value of life and is on the verge of exhibiting feeling.
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The funeral will bring it home to me, put an official seal on it; so to speak. . • • I
took the two-o'clock bus. It was a blazing hot afternoon. I'd lunched, as usual, at
Celeste's restaurant. Everyone was most kind, and Celeste said to me, "There's
After that he consulted a register on his table, and said: "Madame Meursault
entered the Home three years ago. She had no private means and depended
entirely on you." I had a feeling he was blaming me for something, and started to
When I said nothing he added hastily and with a rather embarrassed air that
some of the people in the street said nasty things about me because Fd sent my
mother to the Home. But he, of course, knew better; he knew how devoted to my ...
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