A man Harun frequently sees at the bar where he spends most of his nights, as well as many of his meetings with the interlocutor. The ghost devotes himself to cutting and arranging various newspaper clippings for no apparent reason. Harun sees him as pathetic and sometimes accuses him of eavesdropping, but eventually he invites the man over to hear his life story, whereupon Harun discovers that the man is deaf and mute, unable to understand anything that he’s saying. Their interaction emphasizes the ultimate futility of Harun’s quest and the extent to which they are linked by mutual isolation, despite Harun’s desire to differentiate himself.
The Bottle Ghost Character Timeline in The Meursault Investigation
The timeline below shows where the character The Bottle Ghost appears in The Meursault Investigation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.