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THE PLAGUE The Plague by Albert Camus won the author a Nobel Prize for literature, and with good reason. The story, about an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Oran and the isolation Oran is forced into as a result, examines the human condition under a unique light. Rieux, the narrator, shows professionalism and character when dealing with the disease. He understands his job as not only a doctor, but also a human being. He …

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…situation. It makes one ponder if there is an event that can alter the lives of so many people so fast. After reading the novel one might ask, “Is there something out there that could send people to their ultimate limit “death”?” The view expressed by each character greatly demonstrates the effects of the plague and the reality of death. It also shows that no matter what the human goes through the self always prevails.