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    Symbolism In The Plague

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    The Plague, commonly referred to as the Black Death, swept the French Algerian city of Oran. The novel The Plague centers its focus on a deadly epidemic of disease and the course it took throughout Oran. This disease was spread through bacteria carried by fleas that lived on rats. Due to the fleas, the rats were able to rapidly spread this malady worldwide resulting in millions of deaths globally. In the novel, various rats stumbled into the open and began to die hastily. When a strange fever began to ensue, Dr. Rieux's colleague, Castel, identified the illness as the plague. This resulted in denial, but soon after the city was placed under quarantine to take precautionary measures. Finally, the citizens of Oran were able to identify the transmitter of death, the rats. In short, the rats provide the symbolic meaning of the people in Oran, the Plague, and recovery to the literary work. To begin with, the rats died everywhere throughout the novel. They were found dying on the streets, in businesses, in apartments, and playgrounds. As the number of rat deaths increased, so did the number…

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    The Bubonic Plague

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    during the existence of the Bubonic Plague. What is a disease? A disease is well known to be detrimental to your health and deadly. A disease like the Bubonic Plague can wipe out a portion of a society. People during this grotesque disease tried to eat nutritional food and to stay hygienic to prevent getting the plague. Other diseases were also a threat like dysentery, Gangrenous, gonorrhea, and influenza (labelle.org). These diseases were not as widely spread or as deadly as the plague. For all…

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    his life. Once one recognizes the absurdity of life, Camus argues that one cannot simply revert to a life of ignorance and naiveté. Instead, one can either succumb one’s self to the pessimistic perspective of the world or affirm his life in light of the Absurd and rebel against the indifference of the world. In the novel, characters utilize different contrivances and philosophies to combat the plague-a physical manifestation of the Absurd. Dr. Bernard Rieux combats the plague by saving the lives…

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    Plague Breakout

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    Most people have heard of the devastating dark ages event, the Black Death. This breakout caused the largest biochemical disaster known to mankind. The bacteria that caused the black plague is known as Yersinia pestis, and continues to exist even today. At the time when the original plague broke out, lack of medicine, and other sanitary needs greatly affected how quickly the plague was able to spread. Although the overall period of time is mostly considered to be the breakout of one common…

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    Traditional values are defined as beliefs and moral codes that are passed down from generation to generation within a culture, subculture or community. When thinking of traditional values one thinks about religion, marriage, schooling, and overall the mores of a family. Fascism relies on these values and controls them in any way possible. The government controls every aspect of your life and of society. They impose strict regulations on businesses and on the family life. Many times denying women…

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    around them, so when they succumb to the wrath of the plague, they realize for the first time that their lives are indifferent to the world and that death may be around the corner. In Albert Camus’s The Plague, each character develops a different way of thinking that helps them to rationalize the plague. Rieux uses what he knows as a doctor as motivation to help the people suffering around him, while Father Paneloux uses his religion as a way to motivate others to turn to God in hopes of…

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    The Plague Essay

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    “The Plague is an infectious, epidemic disease caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, characterized by fever, chills, and prostration, transmitted to humans from rats by means of the bites of fleas” ("The Definition of Plague"). The Plague, which today is a disease barely heard of, was at one point in history an epidemic that killed almost one-third of Europe’s population, had unique symptoms, and spread very quickly. Today, people hear about receiving a cold or the flu. Usually these are…

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    Tacit Love In The Plague

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    The Plague, written by Albert Camus, addressed the events of the epidemic that pummeled major parts of the world. During the 1940’s, the Plague , also referred to as the Black 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.…

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    The Black Plague

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    how the black plague manage to spread as rapidly as it did as well as how it killed as many people as it did one must first understand its origin. Through the Mongol conquest of the Afro-Eurasia, the Mongols established a large network of communication through cultural exchange. The Mongols had a great deal of religious tolerance and do to this they had a variety of different cultures within their region of influence. However, these positive outcomes did not come without cost. The Black Death…

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    What Is Bubonic Plague

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    devastating plagues in human history. It was caused by the bubonic plague and its variants,. In the 14th century something happened that caused the disease spread . It was likely the rise of trade. The disease lived in fleas carried by rats. When a rat died, the fleas on that rat would need to find another host. When that host was a human, the people would get very sick and most people who had the disease would die very quickly. It is assumed that the disease started near the Himalayan…

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