The Stranger

describe meursaults interaction with marie. what do you notice that might be considered unusual??


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At the beach, he runs into Marie Cardona, a former typist at his office to whom he had been attracted. Still attracted, he sits with her on a float and rests his head on her stomach. They decide to go to the movies that night. Once dressed, she wonders at the black tie he is wearing. Meursault informs her of his mother's death the day before. She is surprised by how recent the death was but Meursault does not feel like explaining any further.

She no longer seems to care when they meet for the movies at night. They watch a comedy and he fondles Marie during the movie. After the movie, they go back to his place. It would be considered strange that Marie makes no other mention of Meursault's mother's death.