The Stranger - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Meursault's return to work the next day brings a few questions of concern from his employer. Meursault finds this concern a bit disconcerting and he doesn't even know how old his own mother was at the time of her death. Meursault plunges into the work that has stacked up in his absence and takes particular pleasure in washing his hands before the solitary towel in the room is too wet from usage all day.

Soon, it is time for lunch and Meursault joins his friend Emmanuel for a meal at Celeste's café. Afterward, Meursault returns home to nap for awhile before returning to work. Later that night, as Meursault approaches his apartment, he sees the figure of the old man Salamano, who has his old, mangy dog with him. The sight of the man and the dog is a source of entertainment for those in...

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