|Plot Summary of The Plague|
|"The story of a town in Algeria and how the townspeople are affected by the sudden onset of plague and the months of quarantine that follow. It follows the life of Dr Rieux and various of his acquaintances as they deal with the death and isolation that has befallen the town's residents. A story of fear and survival and the seeming absurdity and arbitrariness of human existence. "
John Marcel, Resident Scholar
|"The citizens of the French-Algerian city of Oran live without passion or meaning in their lives, but then the plague hits. Seen through the eyes of Rieux, a doctor who has to live through the ordeal without the comforts of his family or even news from them, this book shows how an entire society can be changed completely within a few months. Rieux tends to the fallen, witnesses the deaths of his own friends, and, like his fellow citizens, learns the true meaning of life."
Cate Franklyn, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Plague|
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- Mostly serious with occasional humor
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- natural phenomena
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- White Enclave
- mostly 3rd
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- moderately detailed references to deaths
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