Characters on the Fringe: Are They More Intriguing?
From the paper:
?However, he clings to live at the end, remembering his mother?s ?fiance?? and her desire to start over again even at her old age. He finally opens himself up to the tender indifference of the world. For him to feel less alone, he wishes for a great many spectators at his execution, and that they greet him with cries of hate. For Meursault sees that in his isolation to the rest of the world that he certainly is guilty. For Camus, Meursault is the epitome of existentialism and the folly of humanity, and the absurdity of life.?