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 Prosecutor asked him to tell the court if he'd seen me weep. And when Perez
answered, "No," added emphatically: "I trust the jury will take note of this reply."
My lawyer rose at once, and asked Perez in a tone that seemed to me needlessly
The Prosecutor, who had been studying a document in front of him, asked her
rather sharply when our "liaison" had begun. She gave the date. He then
observed with a would-be casual air that apparently she meant the day following
They were told that the Prosecutor must be allowed to finish his remarks. '1 have
nearly done," he said; then turned to Raymond. "Was the prisoner your friend?" "
Certainly. We were the best of pals, as they say." The Prosecutor then put me the
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