Eleventh Plague is a fiction novel by Jeff Hirsch about Stephen, his father, Jenny, Jackson and Settlers Landing. When disaster causes America to be a desolate place, Stephen and his dad are forced to find a way to survive. The book opens with the burying of Stephen’s grandfather, which has significance has his grandpa’s voice and advice run through his mind. Stephen’s dad falls into a river and falls unconscious, suffers skull damage, several broken ribs and other fatal injuries. Then Stephen sets up camp. When other people come near, Stephen is very protective of his father. The group invites him to come with them to a place called Settlers Landing, which Stephen agrees to but he is suspicious towards the
The Athenian plague was an epidemic that began in the summer of 430 B.C. in Athens—a year after the Peloponnesian war in 431 B.C. It was supposed that the plague was a result of excess number of Athenians within the city walls also known as the long walls—a military strategy by Pericles which consisted of building walls that connected the city to its port . The surplus of Athenians led to a shortage of food, water, an absence of sewage systems, and other important factors were said to have brought about the plague. It first appeared in the south of Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, and later on in the Persian Empire, and Rome before arriving in Athens . The disease attacked the population of Piraeus and then travelled to
The book When Plague Strikes, is about 3 deadly diseases. It 's about the Black Death, Smallpox, and AIDS. Each of these diseases can cause a serious outrage of death. The book also tells about how doctors try to come up with treatments, medicines, and antibiotics to try and cure these diseases. All these diseases got the best out of everyone. Some people reacted differently than others with these diseases. All the diseases came in play in A. D. 1347, when the Black Death broke out for the first time in what’s today is know. As southern Ukraine.
The plague, otherwise known as “the Black Death”, brought on much turmoil and suffering for the habitants of Pistoia. Numerous ordinances were put into effect with the primary goal of limiting the spread of the plague as well as to keep the city as healthy as possible. These ordinances typically focused on confinement, i.e. no one goes to Pisa and Luca and no one from Pisa and Luca is allowed to enter Pistoia (ordinance 1), how death and burials are to be processed (ordinances 3-12), and how butchers were to handle their animals and animal carcasses (ordinances 13-19). Essentially, confinement was targeted in hopes of stopping the spread of the infection while keeping the city isolated. Secondly, how the bodies of plague victims and their
Diseases have always been a threat to humans, all throughout history. One of the most destructive disease outbreaks in history was the plague outbreak which peaked in 1346 to 1353, in Europe, commonly known as the Black Death. This plague outbreak was extremely deadly and killed 30-60% of the European population at the time of the outbreak. The outbreak is commonly believed to have been caused by the bubonic plague, but modern evidence suggests that the Black Death was caused by pneumonic plague, a much more contagious and deadly infection.
The Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century will have the greatest impact on the 16th and 17th centuries. The plague caused the European population the drop by 25 to 50 percent, induced movements and many revolts, and prompted changes in urban life. The European population dropped by 25 to 50 percent between 1347 and 1351. So, if the European population was 75 million, this would mean the 18.75 to 37.5 million people died in four years. There were also major outbreaks that lasted many years until the end of the 15th century. Mortality figures were incredibly high. As a result, the European population did not begin to recover until the 16th century. It took many generations after that to achieve thirteenth-century levels. The plague induced movements and many revolts in Europe.
Fear struck the hearts of many Europeans throughout the times of the plague. The disease spread rapidly and vast, making some people fear to even go outside. A schoolmaster at Deventer wrote a letter saying, some others don´t come to school at all because of the plague (Doc 1). Many people were scared of spreading the virus so, whatever house the pestilence visited was immediately nailed up, and if a person died within, he had to be buried there. (Doc 5). These documents
A sickness which started in the head then developed to affect every part of the body, is an under-rated, mild description of the Plague of Athens. Thucydides explains that the plague not only harshly affected men’s physical bodies, but also their actions. People began to become fearful of becoming infected, which caused them to avoid visiting friends and family members who were afflicted with the disease. Furthermore, the plague also negatively affected the character of the Athenian people. The intense fear of having the disease even motivated men to “become indifferent to every rule of religion or of law”: individuals began to act self-indulgently because they believed that they would not be alive long enough to be brought to trial or punished.
My objective is to explain how the devastating plague that struck Athens and killed Pericles in the beginning stages of the Peloponnesian War was one circumstance that led to the end of the Athenian Golden Age.
Previously, the Age of Destitute was a time of desolation, desperation, and intolerance because of Chinggis and his empire. What saved China from succumbing to doom was their cleansing of plague and value of hygiene. They kept to themselves and never expanded and reached out to the outside world to the point where they were invisible. We never learned how they lived and what diseases they were suffering, and so when the plague hit in 2010, disaster struck. Millions have died globally, spreading from China, who opened trade to Europe. The plague stayed with China for many years (who had developed immunity from it) until they decided to connect with the outside world.
The Plague (French, La Peste) is a novel written by Albert Camus that is about an epidemic of bubonic plague. The Plague is set in a small Mediterranean town in North Africa called Oran. Dr. Bernard Rieux, one of the main characters, describes it as an ugly town. Oran’s inhabitants are boring people who appear to live, for the most part, habitual lives. The main focus of the town is money. “…everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Our citizens work hard, but solely with the object of getting rich. Their chief interest is in commerce, and their chief aim in life is, as they call it, 'doing business’” (Camus 4). The citizens’ unawareness of life’s riches and pleasures show their susceptibility to the oncoming plague.
Western United States has now transformed into the Republic, where it’s neighbor, the colonies are their greatest enemy. The Republic has a deadly disease, called the Plague. Currently living in the Lake Sector of the Republic, is 15 year old Day. One night during routine Plague checks, his mother and little brother contract the lethal illness. On the flip side, 15 year old June is a top student who attends the top college, Drake University. Her brother, Metias is an elite captain for the Republic. On a dark night, Day has creeped into Los Angeles Central Hospital, in hopes in retrieving a vital of Plague medication. Day has gone into a bloody battle with military officials, and ends up throwing his knife towards Metias. June no longer has
There is a certin unsureness in the circulation and communication of information in A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. This instability of the language in this proto-novel is caused by the author citing two sides to every point or statement he makes causing contradictions. On top of this Defoe repeats the same points throughout the entire text. This uncertainty helps to make the reader believe the writing is an actual journal as opposed to an edited, actual non-fiction.
A Journal of the Plague Year is a first person account of what it was like living through the times of the plague. It recollects stories and other accounts of plague times heard by and collected by the Defoe from other involved individuals. Explains many aspects before, during, and after the plague of their ways of life and culture. Tells of tales of survivors of the plague but mostly off different tales of deaths and how they died in many outrageous and tragic ways of people killing their families, themselves, or masses of people. The whole journal is filled with collections of stories, but also with charts showing the deaths in different parishes and how they change as the plague raged on. In the end, it tells how life went back to normal for London and Defoe and his family.
The novel, The Plague, written by Albert Camus, will be the focal point of the Multicultural essay. Further delving into Albert Camus and his life, he was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. At a young age, he lost his father due to an injury suffered during World War I, and was raised under the domineering hand of his grandmother alongside his mother (Lottman 52). Camus did exemplary in school and through his political engagement led him to join the Communist Party. Deeply advocating for individual rights, he became opposed to French colonization and argued for the empowerment of his people in politics and labor, leading him to later joining the French anarchist movement. Camus introduced and elaborated on elements of absurdism