The Stranger

why did camus include the story about the czechoslovakian?does it connect to meursaults situation, or the theme of existentialism?

when written by a good writer ,everything contained in a book is intentional and meaningful.

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The news article that Meursault studies about the Czechoslovakian man serves to comment and expand upon the themes of absurdism that Camus illustrates in The Stranger. Camus’s absurdist philosophy asserts that the events of the world have no rational order or discernible meaning. The story of the returning son murdered by his mother and sister fits perfectly into such a belief system. There is no reason for the son to have died. His terrible, ironic fate is not compatible with any logical or ordered system governing human existence.