In chapters 1-3 we learn a lot about who Meursault really is as a person. These chapters are filled with little details that show a lot of who he is. The main part that I think is very interesting is the fact that he is WAY to good at minding his own business and not caring about something unless it effects him. There are so many examples of this but specifically in the part where he witnesses this man every day physically abuse his dog and he literally does nothing because it does not have anything to do with him. Meursault tells the reader that the dog owner “was saying, ‘Filthy, stinking bastard!’ I said ‘good evening’, and the dog was whimpering.” It is pretty abnormal to say good evening to someone who is abusing a dog but he is able to stay out of it and do nothing.