The Stranger

What parallelism is there between the day the Arab was shot and Meursault’s first day at court?

from part 2 chapter 3

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The shooting and the court case both have a matter of fact tone to them. Meursault is not injecting emotion or remorse into any of his comments. Again, he is completely objective and distanced. As he says in the previous chapter, he could have easily stayed at the house or ended up shooting someone.