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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I wasn't in a mood for talking. The Home is a little over a mile from the village. I
went there on foot. I asked to be allowed to see Mother at once, but the
doorkeeper told me I must see the warden first. He wasn't free, and I had to wait a
The warden went on talking, but I didn't pay much attention. Finally he said:- "
Now, I suppose you'd like to see your mother?" I rose without replying, and he led
the way to the door. As we were going down the stairs he explained: "I've had the
... absolutely the same thing. Then, all of a sudden, the Arabs vanished; they'd
slipped like lizards under cover of the rock. So Raymond and I turned and walked
back. He seemed happier, and began talking about the bus to catch for our return
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