What are some possible areas to cover when comparing Kitchen by Mahoko Yoshimoto and The Stranger by Albert Camus?

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Two possible areas of comparison are the premises of the stories and some of the themes. Both stories are built on a basic premise of one or more young adults forging a path--successfully or unsuccessfully--in big cities that may be either turbulent or indifferent--or both. In Kitchen, Yuichi and Mikage try to find their paths in a big city where fathers become women and stalkers who are disgraced commit murder. In The Stranger , Meursault tries to find his...

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