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Meursault and Marie discuss Maman's death

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After Meursault tells Marie that Maman had died yesterday, he says,

" I felt like telling her it wasn't my fault, but I stopped myself because I remembered that I'd already said that to my boss. It didn't mean anything. Besides, you always feel a little guilty."

What does the statement "It didn't mean anything" reveal about Meursault's personality?

A

He doesn't think Marie could understand any explanation of the situation.

B

He believes that words alone cannot express his feelings for Maman.

C

He finds others' judgmental reactions to his response to Maman's death distasteful.

D

He is content to deceive himself about his true feelings, especially unpleasant ones.

E

He tends to dismiss thoughts and feelings that require self-examination.