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Raymond's phone call to Meursault

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Chapter 5 opens with a phone conversation between Raymond and Meursault.

What is the primary purpose of the conversation?

A

It serves to further develop Raymond's character by adding balance to his persona.

B

It prepares readers for the conversation Meursault has with his boss.

C

It advances the plot by foreshadowing a central event in the novel.

D

It introduces information that supports Raymond's version of his conflict with his "giRLfriend."

E

It undermines the notion that Meursault is beginning to regret his friendship with Raymond.