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  • Camus The Plague: A Literary Analysis

    just before the gates were closed. He is unable to leave town and “It is unfair to be kept in Oran, after all; he is not a citizen of it”. Rambert is “punished” just like everyone else although he is not a citizen of the city. This compares to how people were treated unfairly and were persecuted simply because their race, sexual preference, or religion within fascism and all were punished the same. Rambert says to Rieux "Then why don’t you stop my going? You could easily manage it." Rieux shook his head […]. It was none of his business, he said. Rambert had elected for happiness, and he, Rieux, had no argument to put up against him. Personally he felt incapable of deciding which was the right course and which the wrong in such a case as Rambert’s "Perhaps […] I, too, would like to do my bit for happiness.". This scene shows how Rieux is trying to help Rambert escape the city and Rieux is trying to do what he is unable to do it for his own wife. Rieux continues to distance himself from his wife he brings his mother “to keep house for her son during his wife’s absence.” little by little Rieux is removing himself from his role within the…

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  • Rai Music In Algeria Analysis

    The word rai music has been able to create a distinct place in the Algerian history. The word rai means opinion. In the Algerian society, this genre of music has had a controversial position. Rai started off more as an expression of taboo topics, such as sexuality. It was the singer’s way of expressing their opinions and feeling about such taboo topics. So generally, in a growingly conservative society, rai was seen as “dirty,” “impure” and was looked down upon. In this paper, I am to look at…

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  • Albert Camus The Plague

    The Plague by Albert Camus is about the physical and emotional trials of the people of the French city, Oran. The Plague shows how humanity is self centered, take life for granted, and does not care about one another. But once they have a common enemy (like the plague), they unite to overcome the problem. The book begins with the author refusing to explain who he is in the story. He also makes a very clear point stating that the chronicles of this book are unbiased records of the terrible plague…

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  • Analysis Of Albert Camus The Plague

    The novel begins with the appearance of dead rats in Oran. After reaching record highs, the number of dead rats in the town reduces which, simultaneously begins the appearance of infections of bubonic plague in the citizens. To combat the effects of the plague, the town is placed under quarantine and health teams are set up. The rats that bring the plague and the sentries that keep the people within the town’s boundaries represent the Nazi army that attacked France. Those who are infected by…

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  • Summary Of The Plague By Albert Camus

    fighting against the sting of death is courageous, even if it ends with defeat. This book shows us that it is not only a remarkably noble act to rebel in the midst of suffering, it is an act of morality that everyone should choose to follow. This story took place during the 1940’s, around the time of World War II, in a town called Oran. The people in this town were held hostage by their habits and did not appreciate the blessings in their lives. When rats began mysteriously dying throughout the…

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  • Dead Rats In Adam Camus The Plague

    city called Oran that is soulless due to the ordinariness of the people and their lifestyle. The city, itself, lacks in anything interesting or pleasing to the eye. In the story, the town is even described as ugly. Everything soon changes when the city gets struck with the plague. In the beginning in Part One, it begins to depict how the rats started to captivate the lives of the people living in Oran. As the days go on, the number of dead rats increase. In The Plague by Adam Camus, suspense is…

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  • Tacit Love In The Plague

    Death, infected the city of Oran, Algeria. Citizens living in Oran were able to relate to each other based on , “ how the people work, how they love, and how they die.” Unfortunately, all three subjects were addressed in the novel. However, the author especially proposed the importance of how the people in Oran loved. Throughout The Plague, the author expounded on the subject of tacit love and how it was and continues to be so easily overlooked. The narrator, Dr. Bernard Rieux, presented an…

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  • Similarities Between The Plague And Black Death

    huge piles of rats were found along the streets of the Algerian Oran City. Later on within the book, the reader can notice that Albert Camus did not intend to show much of the people’s general panic. In reality, Camus has portrayed Oran City’s citizens as if they really ignored the fact that there were rats dying on the streets. The storyteller in the book continues talking about how although everyday there was a garbage man who always comes every day to collect the dead bodies of rats from the…

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  • Criticism Of Absurdism In The Plague

    The Plague: Reading Log #1 1.) The plague begins in the Algerian port town of Oran in the 1940’s. Due to unknown reason, all the rats in town begin dying in a horrific manner. The town doctor, Bernard Rieux becomes concerned because of the manner the rats are dying. Soon the rats stop dying and the citizens become ill. It became evident that the Bubonic plague has hit the town. As people began to die, Rieux and other doctors beg authorities to take preventive action which results in a…

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  • Analysis Of The Plague By Albert Camus

    The Plague by Albert Camus is a novel that demonstrates the selfishness of the people of Oran, Algeria as they fall victim to a plague, causing the entire town to be quarantined. The book’s narrator, Dr. Bernard Rieux, shows his viewpoint of the citizens of Oran through his remark, “In this respect, our townsfolk were like everybody else, wrapped up in themselves; in other words they were humanists: they disbelieved in pestilences.” The Plague was written not only to demonstrate how selfish…

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