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Meursault's recollection of the procession leading to Maman's funeral suggests that
he is relieved that Maman was able to forge a relationship with Monsieur Perez.
despite his outward indifference, Meursault is actually deeply grieving the loss of Maman.
he is grateful to the Director and the other residents of the home for making Maman's life more bearable.
he has a far keener awareness of his physical surroundings than of the people he comes into contact with.
his attention to sensory detail allows him to make some sense of the loss of his mother.