The Stranger

Why is Meursault’s description of their relationship important

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This speaks to the "sameness" to the patterns of his life. The tone of the chapter does not differ greatly from the first chapter which did focus on the funeral. This sameness is very important when considering the message which Camus is attempting to present through the character of Meursault. The tone we note in both chapters is indifference. As we discussed in the first chapter analysis, Meursault is largely more concerned with his physical comfort, the physical environment, and character observations than with the emotional baggage normally accompanying death or the behavior expected by society.