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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His name is Thomas Perez." The warden smiled. "It's a rather touching little story
in its way. He and your mother had become almost inseparable. The other old
people used to tease Perez about having a fiancee. 'When are you going to
The warden and myself came next, and, bringing up the rear, old Perez and the
nurse. The sky was already a blaze of light, and the air stoking up rapidly. I felt
the first waves of heat lapping my back, and my dark suit made things worse.
When Thomas Perez was called, a court officer had to help him to the box. Perez
stated that, though he had been a great friend of my mother, he had met me once
only, on the day of the funeraL Asked how I had behaved that day, he said: ...
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