Plague And The Plague : Are There Similarities? Essay

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The Plague and The Plague: Are There Similarities In Between?
Is the historical Black Death similar, in any way, to Albert Camus’s The Plague? Like the hurricane that brings fear and panic along with its powerful winds that sweep out everything with it, the same happened both in the real life and the fictional life. And despite obvious differences between history and Camus’ fictional representation, the novel The Plague manages to accurately depict society’s reaction to the devastation of The Plague, similar to the effects of The Black Death. Both Albert Camus’s The Plague and the Black Death, from the 14th century, were similar by the approach, by the genesis, and by the way, how the churches have manipulated this opportunity of the epidemic of the infestation of the plague. Considering how the medieval people approached the Black Death, The Plague’s genesis panic and death tolls were similar to the Black Death’s genesis. Talking about the history of the Black Death and the numbers of infected people, the CDC has published that there has been an estimated overall of 50 million people dead from the cause of the Plague from the first sign of any epidemic until 2009. On the face of it, the cause of this entire tragedy has been heavily argued within most historians. Only recently have historians dug deep enough to figure out the true cause of the Black Death, which has been caused by the Mongols, dating back to as early as the beginning of the 13th century! Once he became the…

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