Additionally Meursault often lacks or exceeds emotion in his social interactions with people. A primary example would be when Meursault kills the Arab, he doesn’t react emotionally. He is very calm and simply returns to the beach house before he is arrested. At the court, Meursault has a lot of trouble focusing and lets his mind wander. He doesn’t fear for his life or the outcome of the trial and often frustrates his lawyer and the magistrate who are trying to help him. Even at his execution, Meursault still lacks much emotion, only wishing that people will meet him with anger and cries of hate.
In Meursault’s world he is seen as insane. His existentialist view that may not be so foreign to some of our modern philosophy was certainly taboo in