. ‘I had the odd experience of being watched by myself’ (Camus). Explore the way in which the figure of the double or the copy is employed in the texts on this course.
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In context, Mersault is identifying with one of the people attending his trial. In essence, he, himself becomes the copy, as during the course of the trial he begins to see himself through the eyes of this spectator, judging himself in the same way he is being judged by others.