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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For the present; it's almost as if Mother weren't really dead. The funeral will bring
it home to me, put an official seal on it; so to speak. . • • I took the two-o'clock bus.
It was a blazing hot afternoon. I'd lunched, as usual, at Celeste's restaurant.
Shall I tell them to wait, for you to have a last glimpse of your mother?" "No," I said
. He spoke into the receiver, lowering his voice. "That's all right, Figeac Tell the
men to go there now." He then informed me that he was going to attend the ...
He thanked me, and mentioned that my mother had been very fond of his dog. He
referred to her as "your poor mother," and was afraid I must be feeling her death
terribly. When I said nothing he added hastily and with a rather embarrassed air ...
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