The Meursault Investigation Symbols & Objects

Kamel Daoud
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The Other

This book is symbolic of the reaction that Harun and his mother have always gotten when they claim that Musa, their relative was the man killed on the beach by a French man. People do not believe their story because they have no proof. The book, even though it is written by the man who was most familiar with what happened, besides Musa, does not provide them with any proof because it does not include Musa’s name or include any reference to him at all with the exception of calling him an Arab.

Musa’s Grave

Musa’s grave is empty because his body was never located. It is a symbol of the way that Musa just disappeared when he died.

Dwarf Lemon Tree

This dwarf lemon tree is a symbolic silent observer of the murder of the French man. Harun notes several times...

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