I claim Marie Cardona to be a blindfolded person as she refuses to see that Meursault does not really care about her feelings and he does not really think about either being with her or without her. Marie’s presence does not really affect Meursault and yet she does not stop loving him. This can be proven by a quotation from the text where when Marie asks Meursault that if he loves her to whom Meursault replies:
“It didn’t mean anything but that I didn’t think so.”
Although she gets miserable on this reply but still she does not bring her love for Meursault to an end. Marie Cardona knows that Meursault spends time with her only because he wants to satisfy his lust as she is shown to be a very gorgeous character. She also knows that this relationship for Meursault is nothing more than lust but Marie does not care as she is emotionally connected to him and she would never loses hope in getting the same love and affection in return from Meursault.
Knowing that Meursault is a cold person Marie Cardona does not stop loving him. This can be seen in the story when he asks her out on a date, a day after his mother’s funeral which at first comes as a shock to Marie Cardona but later on she forgets all about it and enjoys her time watching a movie at the theatre with Meursault. Marie Cardona goes on asking Meursault if he wants to marry her but he replies her indifferently, showing her that it does not really make any difference to him if he married her or not which