In The Outsider, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses
to conform to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When
his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the
expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a
sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in
the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.

Albert Camus—The Outsider

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