Maman, I was very tired and sleepy, so much so that I wasn’t really aware of what was going on” (65). It is a recurring theme we see that Meursault’s mood and attentiveness is reliant on his physical state. Meursault is an existentialist, yet he does possess absurdist principles. The two go somewhat hand in hand, to be one you have to have a understanding and appreciation of the other. In Meursault’s case it is just that. He has a grasp of reality that ultimately we all end up in the same place, and nothing that ever happened will matter, thus he pursues not to worry about the things he cannot control, and the “normal” constructs that society suffocates upon the human race.