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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"You must understand," the lawyer said, "that I don't relish having to question you
about such a matter. But it has much importance, and, unless I find some way of
answering the charge of 'callousness,' I shall be handicapped in conducting ...
But, first, he must put a few more questions. He began by asking bluntly if I'd
loved my mother. "Yes," I replied, "like everybody else." The clerk behind me, who
had been typing away at a steady pace, must just then have hit the wrong keys,
as I ...
The first question was: How long had she known me? Since the time when she
was in our office, she replied. Then the Judge asked her what were the relations
between us, and she said she was my girl friend. Answering another question,
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