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've made arrangements for this; but I thought I should let you know." I thanked
him. So far as I knew, my mother, though not a professed atheist, had never given
a thought to religion in her life. I entered the mortuary. It was a bright, spotlessly ...
When such thoughts crossed my mind, I remembered a story Mother used to tell
me about my father. I never set eyes on him. Perhaps the only things I really knew
about him were what Mother had told me. One of these was that he'd gone to ...
There might be some drug, or combination of drugs, which would loll the patient (I
thought of him as "the patient") nine hundred and ninety times in a thousand. That
he should know this was, of course, essential. For after taking much thought, ...
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