by Albert Camus
Analysis: Narrator Point of View
Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?
First person (limited), through Meursault
Meursault is our narrator, and he tells it as he sees, feels, and thinks it. Not a hint of third-person omniscience exists, because the story is purely subjective from Meursault’s point-of-view. Though observant, Meursault makes no attempt to empathize with or understand the other characters. As the story progresses, we move from description laced with introspection to purely introspective recounting.