What is an example of the world around Mersault being absurd in "The Stranger"?

What is an example of the world around Mersault being absurd in "The Stranger"?

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In his essay collection "Myth of Sisyphus", Camus defines the philosophy of the absurd.  He says that when an individual is removed from a repetitive, simple way of life and forced to realize the senseless things - war, murder, pain, etc. - that people cause and must face, he must come to the conclusion that the world is absurd.  His only other options are to believe in theology or fate, which offer no acceptable answers to an intelligent person who...

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