The Meursault Investigation - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Kamel Daoud
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In Chapter 8, Harun describes firing a gun twice, once into a man’s belly and once in his neck. His mother was standing behind him as if trying to make him follow through with the shooting and not run away. Even though he knew the murder was terrible, Harun began trying to excuse it first because the man was not a Muslim and second because it could be considered a killing for restitution. He thought because the War of Liberation was still ongoing he would not be questioned about the murder, that it would be considered an act of combat. He also thought that his mother would do what she needed to in order to protect him.

While Harun was still shocked by what he had done, his mother was thinking about the grave and ordering Harun to work fast. He describes the way...

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