Albert Camus:The Plague

The town of Oran hits an unexpected turn for the worst when thousands of rats begin to invade and die throughout the city streets. Initially the incident was unnoticed by the public until the local news reported the mishaps. Dr.rieux approaches his colleagues after his concierge, M. Miche mysteriously dies of a fever. After discussing the illness and circumstances they declared that the plague is slowly devouring their town. It’s not until homes are quarantined, corpses and burials are strictly supervised, and the daily number of deaths are at a staggering all time high that Oran gets on board and declares that the bubonic plague has officially quarantine their lives.                                                                                                                                                 “Camus depiction of Oran's small heroism and even larger cowardness is brilliant”-New york time                                                                                                             “Camus portrayal of Religion as the most destructive force in the novel making readers question absurdism”-USA today                                                                                                                                                              “Our society is absurd, and Camus’ novel examines this and the human relationship towards absurdity from a deeper perspective”- Sigmund Freud 

Death and the Miser, Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1485/1490, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
ROA, ROA, 2013-07-10, From the collection of: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga
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