Day 1

The Stranger Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What was Meursault’s relationship with his mother like when she lived with him? How well do you think Meursault got to know his mother when they were together? He says, “Maman had never in her life given a thought to religion.” How do you know that is not true?

    He states that when they lived together his mother “was always watching me, but they hardly ever talked.” He also admits that at first she cried at the Home, but he assumes that later she got used to it. He uses this as an excuse for rarely visiting her. All this shows that they were not close and probably did not share their thoughts and feelings. You know that Meursault was ignorant of his mother’s religious...

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