The Secret Sharer by Joesph Conrad is alot like the Stranger. Leggatt deals with issues with his double side, while Meursault has a power struggle with himself. Legatt's double is alot like Meursault in a wierd way. Leggatt killed a man on the ship and acted as if he wasn't the least bit remorsefull. "There's a ship over there... yes I know. The sephora. Did you know of us? Hadn't the slightest idea. I am the mate of her -- I should say I was... Aha! Something wrong? Yes, very wrong indeed. I've killed a man." (130) Leggatt was conscious thathe had killed a went about it a if it ws a casual incident.
On the other hand, Meursault was in sort of the same situation. "We stared at each other without blinking, and everything came to a stop there between the sea, the sand, and the sun, and the double silence of the flute and the water. It was then that I realized that you could either shoot or not shoot." (56) As a result, meursault decided to kill the Arabian man. Both Leggatt and Meursault had a choice not to kill the men but they did. Meursault is a distant character that keeps to himself . Leggatt in a way is a little distant also. "Mr Leggatt you've killed a man. You can no longer as chief mate of this ship." (133) When Leggatt heard this he really had no reaction just as Meursault did not have a reaction when his mother died. All in all, Leggatt and Meursault are similar characters.