Moe wrote:I know I'm totally late to this party but can we talk about the last line?
"I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate."
Throughout the whole book he doesn't seem to care what others think and doesn't seem to understand why they think that way so I always found the last line incongruent with the rest of the novel. Why now in death does he want to be greeted with cries of hate? Why does he welcome the spectators hatred? I've always wondered why a character like Meursault would care what they thought. Or even taking it a step further would he even think about what others would think.
Don't leave me hanging people - what do you think?