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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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
"The jury will appreciate," he said, "the importance of this admission." The
Prosecutor, however, was promptly on his feet again. "Quite so," he boomed
above our heads. "The jury will appreciate it. And they will draw the conclusion
that, though ...
The Prosecutor turned toward the jury. "Not only did the man before you in the
dock indulge in the most shameful orgies on the day following his mother's death.
He killed a man coldbloodedly, in pursuance of some sordid vendetta in the ...
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