The Stranger Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Part 1, Chapter 1

• Meursault, who lives in Algiers, North Africa, receives news that his mother has died and the funeral is the next day.

• Meursault asks for two days off from his job and even though he receives permission, he feels his employer shows no sympathy.

• Meursault quickly eats lunch at his favorite café and borrows a black tie and armband from a friend.

• Meursault sleeps on the early afternoon bus to the village where his mother had lived in a retirement home.

• The caretaker of the nursing home meets Meursault and shows him to the morgue.

• Meursault declines the caretaker's offer to remove the coffin lid so he can view the body.

• Several of Meursault's mother's friends from the home join him in keeping vigil and they sit through the night.

• Perez, a close friend of Meursault's mother, joins the funeral procession.

• Because of the heat, Perez falls...

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