The Meursault Investigation - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Kamel Daoud
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In Chapter 6, Harun tells his companion that when he was a child, the only way he could get his mother to recognize him as an individual was to do something to disappoint her. He describes telling his first lie on the day his mother forced him to go to a mosque that served as a day care center. He was crying because he had crushed some grapes his mother had given him to try to coax him to behave, but told the adult at the mosque that another child had hit him. He said that just like Meursault, he told his first lie on a summer day.

Harun goes on to say that his brother was not intending to kill Meursault and his friend on that day in Algiers. Like the rest of the Muslim people, his brother was just waiting for them to...

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