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goterc | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM via web

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What aspects of prison life does Meursault find difficult?

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How does Meursault deal with boredom while in prison? Your thoughts?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 7, 2013 at 10:26 PM (Answer #1)

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One of the aspects Meursault found difficult about prison life was the impulses to do normal things: "my habit of thinking like a free man." Meursault would suddenly have a poignant desire to do something on a whim of free will, like going to the beach, then realize the confinement and loss of freedom.

I would suddenly be seized with a desire to go down to the beach for a swim.

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