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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... my window. A group of girls came by, walking arm in arm. The young men
under my window swerved so as to brush against them, and 29 1 !' . ' shouted
humorous remarks, which made 28.
... spaghetti, did my cooking, and ate my meal standing. I'd intended to smoke
another cigarette at my window, but the night had turned rather chilly and I
decided against it. As I was coming back, after shutting the window, I glanced at
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The prison stands on rising ground, and through my little window I had glimpses
of the sea. One day when I was hanging on the bars, straining my eyes toward
the sunlight playing on the waves, a jailer entered and said I had a visitor. I
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