The Stranger Man and the Natural World Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Part.Chapter.Paragraph). We used Matthew Ward's translation, published by Vintage International published in 1989.
The four o’clock sun wasn’t too hot, but the water was warm, with slow, gently lapping waves. Marie taught me a game. (1.4.1)
Warmth – not heat – puts Meursault in a happy mood. We’re trying to establish some sort of system here, but it could be that the associations are devoid of logic and reasoning – much like an absurdist world. Ooooh.
I’d left my window open, and the summer night air flowing over our brown bodies felt good. (1.4.2)
For Meursault, happiness is the result of physical pleasures.
Once out in the street, because I was so tired and also because we hadn’t opened the blinds, the day, already bright with sun, hit me like a slap in the face. (1.6.2)
This looks a lot like the scene where the sun "cuts" Meursault’s eyes (just before he kills the Arab).