The Meursault Investigation - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Kamel Daoud
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In Chapter 9, Harun describes to the man interviewing him that after he had killed the Frenchman he condemned himself of murder. He did not need the opinion of a judge or God. He imagines what sort of trial he might have since he already considers himself dead, a sacrifice to his mother after Musa’s death. He again compares his position to that of Cain and Abel, and says that it was not a case of revenge, but instead a trap.

Harun changes the subject by commenting that his companion seems surprised that he is able to speak French so well. He explains that he learned French from Meriem. She was also the one who introduced him to the book that Meursault had written about Musa’s murder.

Harun goes back to the subject of the murder he committed and explains that the thing...

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