An Uninteresting Life

In the first part of the novel “The Stranger”, Meursault confronts one of the Arabs that had been following Raymond with a pistol. Despite having more than enough opportunities to just tell them to back off or put the pistol away, Meursault opens fire, killing the Arab. After this scene in the book, part one ended, and I was left with a realization. Meursault had been doing things for no particular reason, other than to see what would happen. He didn’t care about the possible consequences, most likely because he wanted to spice up the unseasoned chicken that his life was.

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