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Meursault thinks about marriage


Shortly after arriving at Masson's house and being introduced to him and his wife, Meursault says, "For the first time maybe, I really thought I was going to get married."

What is most likely to have spurred this comment?


Meursault is starting to feel the pressure Marie is exerting on him and would rather give in to it than resist.


Meursault is envious of Masson and his wife's happy marriage and their cozy bungalow.


Meursault senses that Raymond likes Marie and wants to make sure Raymond doesn't try to seduce her.


Meursault is growing tired of his purposeless life and wants to give it some structure and meaning.


Meursault sees that events are unfolding in such a way that he and Marie will simply wind up married.