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How can the justice system be unjust Does it treatpeople unfairly because of their strange acts Actingstrange can be used against a person even though it isunfair to dot hat In Albert Camus The Stranger thecharacter Mersault acts in a strange manor throughout theMersault acts strange throughout the book which makespeople judge him At his mothers funeral his behavior wasso strange that the people started to talk about him Howhe didnt want the coffin open and was drinking and smokingin front of it was strange Mersault also noticeseverything around him like when the hornets were flyingaround and how hot it was at the home He noticeseverything and watches everything except his motherscoffin Mersault is also acted strange the day after hismothers funeral The next day he sat in his bed and thenwanted to take a swim He ran into a friend Marie on hisway They swam together and talked during the day and atnight they went back to Mersaults house and had a one nightstand Usually he would got to the Celestes but to avoidthe questioning about his mothers funeral he didnt go Mersault was also known for being strange because ofthe people he was friends with He was friends with theneighborhood pimp Raymond Mersault went along witheverything Raymond said like the time Raymond wanted to getback at his girlfriend for playing dirty He told Mersaultthat he wanted him to write a letter a real stinker page40 So Mersault did it like he did everything elseMersault has no sense of commitment to anyone oranything He only is interested in things that happen atthe moment He does things without thinking first like hisaffair with Marie friendship with Raymond and comfortingSalamano He thinks it is easier to say yes than no butnever lies to cover himself up The prosecutor says that hedoesnt have a soul because he is a heartless killer Hethinks Mersault is heartless because he didnt cry at hismothers funeral because why wouldnt you
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