Is there anything odd about Meursault's reaction to his mother's death? Why or why not?

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What is certainly odd is Meursault's lack of a reaction. Upon hearing news of his mother's death, his is dispassionate, nonchalant, as if he's heard of a poor weather forecast for the upcoming weekend and that it may inconvenience his plans.

Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday. I don't know.

Meursault is only affected by his immediate surroundings, his present environment. Since he does not interact with his mother on a...

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