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What does the lawyer's embarrassment at having to ask Meursault if he was sad at his mother's funeral suggest about how Meursault's trial will unfold?
The prosecuting attorneys and the jury will probably shy away from such a sensitive topic.
Meursault will probably be able to gain sympathy from the jury.
The lawyer's embarrassment suggests that he will mount an ineffective defense.
Meursault's reaction to Maman's death, though unusual, will probably be treated as a personal matter.
The shooting of the Arab will likely be a matter of secondary importance at the trial.