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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Ill I had a busy morning in the office. My employer was in a good humor. He even
inquired if I wasn't too tired, and followed it up by asking what Mother's age was. I
thought a bit, then answered, "Round about sixty," as I didn't want to make a ...
O vi It was an effort waking up that Sunday morning; Marie had to jog my
shoulders and shout my name. As we wanted to get into the water early, we didn't
trouble about breakfast. My head was aching; slightly and my first cigarette had a
Next morning his wife came and, without thinking, betrayed the guest's identity.
His mother hanged herself. His sister threw herself into a well. I must have read
that story thousands of times. In one way it sounded most unlikely; in another, ...
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