It is a very dull and boring town. His father, although a kind man in private, was also an aggressive prosecuting attorney who tried death penalty cases, arguing strongly for the death penalty to be imposed. One of his problems in life is that he can rarely find the correct words to express what he means.
However, there is a hitch in the arrangements, and by the time another escape plan is arranged, Rambert has changed his mind. This led to further ostracism by French left-wing intellectuals.
Afterwards, he does not want to be interviewed by the police since he has committed a crime by attempting suicide and fears arrest. I think Camus intended such a literal — as well as allegorical - reading.
Rieux regards him as "the true embodiment of the quiet courage that inspired the sanitary groups. Louis is one of the sentries who take part in the plan for Rambert to escape. When a telegram instructs the prefect to take drastic measures, the news spreads like wild fire: The story starts out with Dr.
Sometimes he is sociable, but at other times, he shuts himself up in his room. He feels uneasy but does not realise the gravity of the situation. If we work together, we can get through tough times. The absurdity of life and its inevitable ending death is highlighted in the very famous opening of the novel The Stranger He never gets home until late, and he has to distance himself from the natural pity that he feels for the victims; otherwise, he would not be able to go on.
He now feels that he belongs in Oran, and that the plague is everyone's business, including his. His work included a report on the poor conditions for peasants in Kabyliewhich apparently cost him his job.
The ending is also very predictable, which makes the book even worse. Grand has been too timid to call attention to the injustice of his position.
Poorly paid, he lives an austere life, but he is capable of deep affection. Only one doctor is convinced that the sickness is bubonic plague; the others reserve judgment.
The doctor is also being bothered by Raymond Rambert, a persistent journalist, who wants to do a story for his metropolitan paper on living conditions among the workers in Oran.
Cottard lives in the same building as Grand. Common citizens seem to be doing their best to forget about the catastrophe as quickly as possible.
He is a practical man, doing what needs to be done without any fuss, but he knows that the struggle against death is something that he can never win. After he finishes his time at the isolation camp, where he is sent because his son is infected, he wants to return there because it would make him feel closer to his lost son.
He is a seventy-five-year-old Spaniard with a rugged face, who comments on events in Oran that he hears about on the radio and in the newspapers. He accumulates a great deal of wealth as a smuggler during the epidemic.
Rieux shouts at Paneloux that he was an innocent victim. The master of the 20th-century absurd, Samuel Beckett, was born seven years before Camus, but was active in the French resistance at the same time.
During the war Camus joined the French Resistance cell Combatwhich published an underground newspaper of the same name. The bronze plaque on the monument to Camus in the town of VilleblevinFrance. Characters[ edit ] The Narrator:.
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The Plague, which propelled Camus into international celebrity, is both an allegory of World War II and a universal meditation on human conduct and community.
Organized into five sections, The. 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.
Albert Camus (/ k æ ˈ m uː /; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November – 4 January ) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist.
His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published inthat tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.
It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition.
The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace.An analysis of the report of the novel the plague by albert camus