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The novel famously opens with Meursault, the narrator, informing readers that his mother is dead.

Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe. I don't know. I got a telegram from the home. 'Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.' That doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday.

Which of the following words best describes Meursault's apparent attitude?

A

Flippant

B

Mournful

C

Detached

D

Angry

E

Dutiful

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