The Stranger - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Raymond has invited Meursault and Marie to a friend's beach house. Raymond is a little tense because some Arabs have been following him and one of them is his former mistress's brother, with whom he fought not too long ago. Meursault's employer calls Meursault into the office to offer him a job in a new branch of the company, which will be opening in Paris. The employer thinks this is a great opportunity for Meursault because it is a lively city for a young man. Meursault, however, is content to stay with his current position and sees no reason to change his entire life. The employer chastises Meursault for lacking ambition and Meursault thinks to himself that he had ambition once but it all seems so futile now.

This is a day for life-altering decisions for Meursault, as Marie asks him to marry her. Meursault...

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