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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My case was down for the last sessions of the Assize Court, and those sessions
were due to end some time in June. The day on which my trial started was one of
brilliant sunshine. My lawyer assured me the case would take only two or three ...
That— and the fact that I was unfamiliar □with court procedure— may explain
why I didn't follow very well the opening phases: the drawing of lots for the jury,
the various questions put by the presiding judge to the Prosecutor, the foreman of
Finally, at the least sign of a disturbance he would have the court cleared. The
day was stoking up. Some of the public were fanning themselves with
newspapers, and there was a constant rustle of crumpled paper. On a sign from
the presiding ...
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