Throughout this entire novel, Meursault has not had any emotion, no matter what has happened to him, or with him. When his mother was found dead, he barely dwelt on the situation at hand. It made it easier for him to move on.
According to Christopher McCandless, happiness is only real when shared, but LA-based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As disagrees. To highlight this, she has created a colorful illustration series that celebrates the intimacy of living alone.