He was interested in living life and the struggle for meaning without the distraction of dreams and fabrications. Perez is lagging behind, presumably because he's elderly and can't move too fast, and he has to take shortcuts to catch up. He befriends Raymond, a popular pimp and part time guard. Raymond invites Meursault over for dinner. Had Meursault been engaged in his defense, explaining his actions, he might have been set free. Meursault asks for two days off work which his boss reluctantly grants and arranges to borrow a funeral suit from his coworker, Emmanuel. He learns to sleep two thirds of the day.
Outcome The Stranger ends in tragedy when Mersault is sentenced to die by the guillotine. For the first time, Meursault truly embraces the idea that human existence holds no greater meaning. Still in the mortuary, Meursault accepts the caretaker's offer of coffee and they smoke cigarettes. The chaplain refuses to accept Meursault's behavior. In his prison cell, Meursault denies the chaplain three times. He follows her when she leaves but loses interest. When he does form a relationship with Marie, it has no meaning to him.
Meursault receives a call from Raymond at the office which annoys. So, when Marie explains that they began their relationship immediately after the funeral proceedings, the judges and jury and audience members are convinced that Meursault is truly the unfeeling monster that the prosecutor makes him out to be. The next day, Meursault goes to the public beach for a swim. He finds the absoluteness of the situation to be arrogant. Another neighbor, with whom Meursault become friends is Raymond Sintes. The defense is then called and Céleste is the first witness. His relationship with Raymond is equally absurd.
The two make a date to see a comedy at the movie theater that evening. He chews on pieces of wood to get over smoking and realizes that the only way to really punish him is by taking away these freedoms. The Outsider is not so much a story but a statement by Albert Camus. Meursault admits he is happy enough where he is and the boss berates his lack of ambition. He does not know why he did it, it just happened. Marie and Mersault enjoy swimming together. Camus was influenced by a diverse collection of foreign authors and philosophies in the 1930s.
They see a group of Arabs following them including the brother of Raymond's ex-girlfriend. Political Engagement Camus became political during his student years, joining first the Communist Party and then the Algerian People's Party. He remembers the days when he was happy, noting that his path could have gone either way. Meursault, however, is unbothered, even interested, by the scientific fact. Meursault is affected by the sun and heat and goes back onto the beach. He remembers Maman's story of his father going to an execution and now understands why. Finally he gets up, makes lunch and settles on the balcony to watch people pass.
Furthermore he does not really think it matters. He gets up late and then decides to go to the beach where he loves to swim. Eventually, Clamence finds yet another use for religion that is admittedly awkward and inappropriate. They get on the bus for the beach and are not followed. He feels as if he is being judged.
He gets Meursault to write a letter luring her back to shame her. The Absurd deals more with the irresolvable paradox between objective judgment of an action and the subjective motivation behind its performance. She stays for the morning and asks if he loves her. Meursault is hot and dizzy. His social life had been full of satisfactions—respect from his colleagues, affairs with many women—and his public behavior had been scrupulously courteous and polite. Asked why he has refused him, Meursault answers that he does not believe in God.
Literary Career The dominant philosophical contribution of Camus's work is absurdism. His reluctance to get involved in defending himself results in a verdict of death by guillotine. Though Marie is disappointed when Meursault expresses his view toward love and marriage, she does not end the relationship or reconsider her desire to marry him. And what does her death have to do with his life? The cottage belongs to and his Parisian wife whom Marie befriends. He also shows frustration with his trial and his lawyer. But the point is that he our nameless narrator, for the moment doesn't know, which makes him seem callous and our new favorite word detached. The magistrate believes that he has never met a more taciturn, self-centered, naïve, honest, and blunt criminal.
Meursault takes the bus to the home and meets with the director, who wears a Legion of Honor ribbon. He opts for coffee instead, and hesitates to smoke in the presence of his dead mother. Meursault finds the recreation of events plausible and sees how he could be thought of as Raymond's accomplice. Or is The Fall supremely effective in its present form? It is the second key event of Part I. Camus wrote of Arab issues in the paper, Alger-Republican, and campaigned for Arabs who had been wrongly accused. After Meursault's lawyer makes progress, Marie inadvertently cripples the defense by recounting her first date with Meursault the day after his mother's funeral. He had lived his life one way but it did not matter and no one's life, death, or love made a difference to him.