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  • Father Paneloux and The Plague

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    to the people of Oran, it would be very difficult to say anything to a people facing such terrible affliction. Even though Father Paneloux believed what he was preaching, I believe he was completely wrong. This would make what I would say much different from what Father Paneloux said. However, some strong points did emerge from his sermons. Overall, the two sermons in Albert Camus’ The Plague fail to help people become more faithful and fail to even preach to the people of Oran the truth. Father

  • Summary Of Albert Camus's The Plague

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    Plague, the people of Oran believed that they were free, that is true, in the technical definition of freedom, but were they really free before the plague occured? Perhaps Camus and Nietzsche are asking human beings, how are they really free if they are living their lives in constant routines and believing in a God that they do not even know exists or not. The irony in Albert Camus’ The Plague is in Camus’ method of “freedom”. Much like other human beings the citizens of Oran were strictly disciplined

  • Finding Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Plague Essay

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    responsibility for living as they battle an epidemic of bubonic plague that is ravaging the Algerian port of Oran. For ten months as the outbreak isolates the city from the rest of the world, each of the citizens reacts in a unique way. Camus’ main characters undergo both individual and social transformations. Dr. Bernard Rieux, the narrator and central character, is one of the first people in Oran to recognize the

  • Literary Devices Used in Albert Camus' The Plague

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    structured in such a way as to give the reader insight into the feelings of the victims of the plague, and to show somewhat of a theme. The passage from section 4, part 4, line number 1 to line number 35 gives us a glimpse of the melancholy of the people of Oran to their dead loved ones to the extent that they do not attend All Souls' Day, for they were thinking of them too much as it was. Albert Camus fills this passage with figurative devices, including, diction, personification, pathetic fallacy, metaphors

  • The Plague In Oran

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    control over it. The plague is a symbol for the interment of the Jews under Hitler’s reign. The plague was a disease that took away the lives of the people of Oran. It is the same way that Hitler took the lives away from many innocent Jewish people in Germany. Nobody is ever free from the plague, not even today. The fact that the plague in Oran represents the horrible events that occurred in Germany at the time of the second World War, could mean that the ideas within the

  • Themes in Albert Camus' "The Plague." Essay

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    belief in God or in absolute moral standards. Other major themes one finds interwoven into this novel are suffering, separation, sickness, rebellion, sympathy, and mechanisation of life. In the novel an epidemic ravages the commercial port town of Oran, in Algeria. The early symptoms like

  • The Plague by Albert Camus Essay

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    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 38). In Oran, life for its inhabitants has lost

  • Summary Of Albert Camus's The Plague

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    still believed that people were capable of giving their lives meaning and finally living their lives freely. In Albert Camus’ novel The Plague, the people of Oran believed that they were free, that is true, in the

  • The Historical and Cultural Aspects in The Plague

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    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

  • Existentialism and Albert Camus' The Plague Essay

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    Existentialism and The Plague    In the mid 1940s, a man by the name of Albert Camus began to write a story. This story he called La Pesté. Written in French, the novel became extremely popular and has since been translated numerous times into many languages. This story has been read over and over, yet it tells more than it seems to. This story tells the tale of a city gripped by a deadly disease. This is true enough, but this is not what the novel is about. The Plague can be read as an allegory