Suicide is referenced in the novel frequently by the Meursault as a way to escape his life. However, Meursault could never go through with it because he would rather do nothing than make a decision that would impact his life.
was a French Existentialist, who was close both personally and philosophically with Sartre and De Beauvoir. Like them, he began with the simple claim that there were no objective laws and rules to life that could guide us. Humans had no.