When we first started watching the movie Trust, I could only vaguely point out the similarities between The Stranger and the movie. Sure, Matthew and Meursault both seemed to be indifferent to many things, and Matthew did remind me of Salamano's dog in the way they were both being mistreated and pushed around by their "owners". But one line from the movie really struck me, and I understood the relationship between Meursault and Matthew. When Maria was talking to the nurse at the diner, Maria described Matthew as "dangerous but sincere". The nurse then said "Sincerely dangerous." Maria corrected her by saying "No, he's dangerous *because* he's sincere". I then found the connection between Meursault and Matthew. Both of them are very honest people, and it can get them into trouble with others. With Meursault, he never played games and even while on trial, he would not even tell a white lie that he regretted his decision. Their honesty is something to admire, and fear at the same time.