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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But 1 hadn't time to wonder about her; the Judge had started speaking again. He
said that the trial proper was about to begin, and he need hardly say that he
expected the public to refrain from any demonstration whatsoever. He explained
The Judge then launched into an account of what I'd done, stopping after every
two or three sentences to ask me, "Is that correct?" To which I always replied, "
Yes, sir," as my lawyer had advised me. It was a long business, as the Judge ...
At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away, and the
hearing continued. Hardly anyone seemed to listen to Masson, the next witness.
He stated that I was a respectable young fellow; "and, what's more, a very decent
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