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    Non-American Author Research: The Plague by Albert Camus The Plague by Albert Camus is a novel that forms themes around human suffering, greed, and religion. Although, most of the cultural points in this novel are based off of the authors own traditions and culture, the major things to focus on are the differences between history, culture, and religious beliefs between the novel and Oran, Algeria. In Camus’s story, the community of Oran is thrown into panic due to a plague spreading throughout the city

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    The Plague, by Albert Camus, is a story following a man named Dr. Rieux living in the town of Oran on the coast of Algeria, which was a French owned territory in Africa. In this town, a plague begins, similar to that of the Bubonic plague in Europe, and the town is quarantined. The story shows how the residents cope and try to create a cure while surrounded by dying people and a lack of supplies and entertainment. In this novel, he uses the format of a Shakespearean play, with five acts and from

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    life. Albert Camus highlights the theme of time in his 1947 novel, The Plague. Through the use of allegory and point of view, Camus substantiates that when people are not aware of time and its advancing, they are wasting the precious and limited time of their lives. He constantly establishes that the amount of consciousness obtained by a person is the difference between spending time wisely and foolishly. In order to fully utilize it, people need to be aware of time and its passing. Camus uses point

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    he Role of Setting in the Plague The Plague (1991) was originally written in French by writer/philosopher, Albert Camus. This translated work reveals the lives of the citizens of a large Algerian port city. The town of Oran traps its citizens, as the walls close due to an outbreak of a disease referred to as the plague. The text centers on physician, Dr. Riuex, as he and his colleagues attempt to save the plagued town. The setting that Camus chose for his writing plays a large role in the events

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    What would you do if a plague epidemic infected your city? In the book, The Plague by Albert Camus, a great sickness contaminates the city or Oran and numerous rats hurry into the open to die. Eventually the authorities put the whole city under quarantine, which angered citizens. The story begins with Dr. Bernard Rieux discovering a dead rat on the ground with blood spilling out of it’s mouth, then he finds many more lying out in the open. He assumes that either hunger has driven the rodents out

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    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

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    The Plague by Albert Camus Albert Camus' The Plague, takes place in the desert town of Oran, Algeria, in northern Africa. It is the perfect setting for this story to take place. The ordinariness of Oran is contrasted with the extraordinary business of the plague. Sprintzen points out that "There is a mythic significance of Oran. Given the previous description of the quality of Oranian life, the selection of Oran as the location for the outbreak of plague should not come as a surprise"(Sprintzen

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    Albert Camus published his novel, The Plague, in 1947 -- just after the end of World War II -- seeming to have shunned his faith in God. Though Camus himself was born Catholic, he died an atheist. As he shows in The Plague, Christianity is irrational as long as suffering exists. Camus himself was no stranger to suffering: his father had been killed in World War I, and he and the rest of his family lived in harsh poverty; he later worked in the resistance against Nazi Germany, though tuberculosis

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    of answers that come to the mind. Albert Camus states a very different opinion to the world within his novel “The plague.” In this novel Camus speaks about a small city called Oran. In this city the seasons rarely change and everyone settles for what they have and demonstrate almost a complete feeling of contentedness in their everyday lives. In the novel he also shows that the saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” may ring true in many cases. Camus shows that people show the actions

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    Holocaust and the plague the total is 90 million people, with 75 million people dying of the plague, and 15 million people died in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder of certain groups of people that Hitler, the leader of the toleration state, disliked and wanted to get rid of. The plague happened in a very different fashion, it was the disease that spread quickly and was very contagious. In the book, The Plague by Albert Camus, it describes what effect the plague had on the population

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