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The protagonist and narrator of the novel. He is a young man caught in a situation that is essentially futile and absurd. He is drawn into a conflict with a group of Arabs because of his neighbor, Raymond, and winds up killing one of them. After the murder, he is taken into custody, put on trial, and sentenced to execution on the guillotine.
The public prosecutor who deals with the murder case involving Mersault. In a way, he serves as the spokesperson of the society.
A religious leader who unsuccessfully attempts to make Mersault admit his guilt and ask forgiveness. He stands for the religious institution that fails to offer solace to a troubled soul.
A neighbor of Mersault. He is instrumental in bringing about the disaster of the protagonist.
A charming young girl who loves and intends to marry Mersault.
An old man in the Home for the Aged who befriended Mersaultís mother; he is called as a witness at Mersaultís trial.
The man in charge of the Home for the Aged; he is called as a witness at Mersaultís trial.
The doorkeeper of the mortuary that handles the funeral of Mersaultís mother.
The owner of a restaurant, where Mersault often eats.
A lonely old man who owns a spaniel. He is a neighbor of Mersault.
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