How Does Meursault Have Alienation From Himself

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In the novel ‘The Stranger’, the stranger is Meursault, the narrator and protagonist of the novel. He suffers alienation from himself and the world. His narrative is divided into two parts. Part I deals with the routine affairs of Meursault, except for two key events. The story of the first key event begins with the death of Meursault’s mother. Since he is an average man who earns barely enough for himself, Meursault sent his mother away to a Home for the Aged in Marengo, an action that brought him criticism. He attends the funeral of his mother, where he finds that he does not feel much grief or loss of his mother that his mother is no more with him; neither is he concerned about observing the social formalities and the responsibilities of
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