I recently finished the book and I quite enjoyed it. But there's one thing I'm really not understanding. I've been researching the book and its themes, and I always come across the concept of absurdity, and how Meursault's actions lack rational order, and how he has no reasons for what he does. Common examples are his marriage to Marie and his decision to kill the Arab.
But I don't get it. Though he was obviously indifferent about the whole ordeal, Meursault did mention that he'd marry Marie if she liked. Isn't that a reason? He agrees to make her to make her happy? And the murder. Wasn't he driven to the act because of the heat?
Could someone explain please?