Suicide is referenced in the novel frequently by the main characters as a way to escape their boredom and end their waiting. However, they can never go through with it because they would rather do nothing than make a decision that would impact their lives.
“If there is a soul, it is a mistake to believe that it is given to us fully created. It is created here, throughout a whole life. And living is nothing else but that long and painful bringing forth.” —Albert Camus
"As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world." excerpt from "L'Étranger" by Albert Camus