The Plague and The Absurd

The Plague was a novel published in 1947 by Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus. It took place in Oran, a city in Algeria. Hundreds of diseased rats died in the streets. The problem was ignored until there were thousands of dead rats. (The first plague was indifference.) The newspaper reported the strange occurrence. (The second plague was confusion.) Suddenly, the people panicked. In a swift effort to return to normalcy, city officials…

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