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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?


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


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


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


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


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

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