I only read the work in french and not for class but it is I think important to investigate its historical significance: Algeria as a french colony and the tensions that this instilled. In the french text there are more than nods towards this « Le président m’a dit dans une forme bizarre que j’aurais la tête tranchée sur une place publique au nom du peuple français". Also think about Camus theory of the absurd. Ultimately life is absurd, it will always end in death so no matter how mausault acts, he knows throughout the work that he will die. This is perhaps foreshadowed by the death of his mother. He feels no emotion because c'est la vie! It was going to happen at some point. Being Algerian he knows that his indifference to life it met by the indifference of society to him. Also, Camus is thus perhaps saying that only revolt can rise to challenge the absurd... maybe he is trying to highlight the inequality in colonial society? The Algerians should revolt because currently their actions are only met with indifference. Society seems very ready to put words unspoken in mersaults mouth in order to make his actions understandable. So far this relates to emotion or the lack of. As for language, going by the french text, it contains no or little emotion and primarily denounces the banality of life. There is no relief, only constant tension because of the lingering absurdity of the situation. Meursault is taciturn.