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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He went on to explain that he'd found a lottery ticket in her bag, and, when he
asked where the money'd come from to buy it, she wouldn't tell him. Then,
another time, he'd found a pawn ticket for two bracelets that he'd never set eyes
But he was quite determined to teach her a lesson. His first idea, he said, had
been to take her to a hotel, and then call in the special police. He'd persuade
them to put her on the register as a "common prostitute," and that would make her
He'd married rather late in life. When a young man, he wanted to go on the stage;
during his military service he'd often played in the regimental theatricals and
acted rather well, so everybody said. However, finally, he had taken a job in the ...
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