I was surprised when Marie asked Meursault to marry her. It seems like they have only know each other for a short time when they go out after Maman's funeral. It seems like they have a very shallow relationship and don't know each other at all, or particularly love each other.
I thought it was strange when Meursault was so indifferent about Marie's proposal. When she asks him to marry her, he says "it didn't make any difference me and we could if she wanted to and we could if she wanted to." (41)
What I thought was even stranger was that Marie didn't care that Meursault didn't care. I don't understand why she would want to marry someone who doesn't really care one way or the other about her. Does she have the same apathetic attitude as Meursault? What does she see in Meursault?