He was moving toward the casket when I stopped him.
I don't know.
It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over,that Maman was buried now ,that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed.
I want to write her a letter...one with a punch and also some things that will make her sorry for what she's done.
Meursault's mother dies and he goes to her funeral where he doesn't show the normal signs of grief. It's our first look at how he acts.
Meursault had ignored his regular schedule and sat at home in his window watching people all day. He realized that even though his mom had passed nothing in his life changed.
You aren't really interested in a change of life are you?
Meursault and Raymond's friendship begins when he writes the letter for Raymond to his mistress.
When spending the day with Marie they hear thuds and scrams coming from Raymond's apartment that turned out to be Raymond beating his mistress. When he was caught he asked Meursault to vouch for him and he agreed,
You used me. You used me. I'll teach you to use me.
Meursault is offered a promotion by his boss but he basically declined it. Later in the day Marie proposes and asks idf he loved her to which he replied that he probably didn't.
People never change their lives. One life is as good as another and I'm not dissatisfied with mine here.
Raymond, Marie, and Muersault go to the beach with one of Raymond's friends where they see the arabs who have a problem with Raymond. They see them on the beach and have a brawl where Raymond gets stabbed. After this Meursault is being effect by the sun and shots one of the arabs dead on the beach due to his irritaiton.