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As I continue my own writing journey hopefully towards publication! Albert Camus — The Plague I remember studying the Black Death at college and how it impacted on England, reducing the population of 6 million to less than 2 million during its relentless onslaught.
Modern medicine has largely assuaged such calamities only for the likes of famine, war and poverty to take over as some of the main threats we face today.
The novel begins with dead rats being found throughout the town, even in a hotel, but the locals think nothing of this and simply gather up the corpses and discard them. Though Camus denied being an existentialist, The Plague is often regarded as a product of this strand of philosophical thought which put emphasis on the individual being entirely responsible for bringing meaning to their life in the face of distractions such as boredom and despair.
The individual is a focal point of the novel despite the plague taking much of the precedence. Over the months a group of characters each respond to the plague in their own way.
Dr Rieux is a hero of sorts but his motivation in helping the unfortunate victims of the plague is him simply doing what any medical professional would do. Cottard, after a failed suicide attempt, takes advantage of the epidemic to sell contraband goods. Joseph Grand joins with Rieux in helping the sick in the town which offers a distraction from his problems as a failed writer.
The other main protagonists are outsiders both trapped in Oran when the plague forces the town gates to be shut and the inhabitants forbidden from leaving. Raymond Rambert is a journalist doing research in the town who longs to escape and be with his wife.
Finally, there is the mysterious Jean Tarrou who is eager to join with Rieux and Grand from the outset in helping victims of the plague, his actions all steered toward being something of a saint. Watching each of the characters unfold during the novel is always fascinating and not all of them live to see the end.
After the masses of dead rats there comes a time when families are being quarantined, the town is shut off from the outside world and even access to the ocean for swimming is forbidden, something Camus enjoyed in real life. One of the most striking images for me was of an old man that tears up paper in the streets and hurls it into the air to lure unsuspecting cats to him.
Once the felines are in close proximity he spits at them! While many in the town succumb to an air of resignation there is a strong community spirit in other corners in fighting the plague.
The Plague is partly an allegory of the German occupation of Franceof which Camus was all too familiar being based in the Massif Central in prior to the Germans occupying Southern France.
Camus ended up being trapped there, cut off from his homeland of Algeria, as well as his wife and mother when the Germans finally did advance into the south. There is something of Camus in the character of Raymond Rambert who is also trapped and wanting to get home to his wife.
The plague in the novel is the equivalent of the Nazi threat, one that goes unheeded by the locals just as France were slow to react during the Second World War. Their swift defeat was unexpected just as the townspeople in Oran do not fear a serious threat from isolated outbreaks of the plague save Dr Rieux who tries to warn the town of the dangers they face.A short summary of Albert Camus's The Plague.
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Be Book-Smarter. Albert Camus’ The Plague: a story for our, and all, times The fascist ‘plague’ that inspired the novel may have gone, but 55 years after his death, many other varieties of pestilence keep.
A short summary of Albert Camus's The Plague. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Plague. The Plague is a novel about a plague epidemic in the large Algerian city of Oran.
In April, thousands of rats stagger into the open and die. Be Book-Smarter. I have not read a Camus book since I read the "Stranger" over thirty years ago. Thankfully, I have decided to start reading his works, once again, and I doubt I could have picked a better one to start with than "The Plague.".
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