The Stranger - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Meursault rises early on Sunday to go to the beach with Marie and Raymond even though his head aches and he just does not feel well. As the three friends depart for the bus stop, they notice a group of Arab men leaning against the building across the way and staring at Raymond. One of the Arabs is the brother with whom Raymond had the fight a few days ago. The trio arrives at the beach without incident and quickly finds the wooden cottage of Raymond's friend Masson and his wife. As Meursault watches Marie converse with Masson's wife, it occurs to him that he is considering the stark reality of marriage.

The morning passes happily with swimming, sunning and dozing until lunch. Masson's wife has prepared the meal. It is only 11:30 and the group has done a lot already because of their early arrival at the beach. The men...

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