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    The Plague

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    1. The contrast between Cottard and the other characters is that while everyone else is in constant fear of catching the plague and doing everything they can to fight the disease, Cottard is cheerful in the fact that the plague has put a stop to the police investigating his mysterious crime . Cottard probably also enjoys the camaraderie of everyone else finally being in the same position as he is. 2. The symbolic significance of the scene at the opera is the parallel of the situation that the citizens

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    Plagues And Epidemics

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    Plagues and Epidemics Humans are remarkably good at finding a religious scapegoat for their problems. There has always been someone to blame for the difficulties we face in life, such as war, famine, and more relevant, disease. Hitler blames the Jews for economical woes in a corrupt Germany long after the Romans held the Christians responsible for everything wrong in a crumbling, has-been empire. In the fourteenth century, when Plague struck Europe, it was blamed on "… unfavorable astrological

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    people think that the bubonic plague is far gone but what they don’t know it is still very alive. The Black Plague, which originated from the “Black Death. It goes all the way back to an outbreak in china in the 1330s (Perlin 1). The Black Plague killed a lot of people very quickly. The disease disappeared in 1353 but never fully went away. Smaller outbreaks contributed to occur for years on years (Perlin 1). Now in 2015, more outbreaks are occurring. The Bubonic Plague can be caught by rodents and

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    Plague

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    forms of the plague. Septicemic plague could either result from the bite of a flea or when one becomes infected through contact with contaminated fluid or tissue from animals with Y. pestis. The infection is spread in the blood and affects different parts of the body. Lastly pneumonic plague, being the most serious form of the plague, arises once a human host’s lungs become infected by Y. pestis bacteria. This happens either through the failure of treating bubonic and septicemic plague or most commonly

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    The Plague

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    bubonic plague. The death rate was thirty to seventy five percent. The symptoms were inflamed lymph nodes, armpits, neck and groin. The victims were subjected to headache, nausea, aching joints, and fever of 101- 105 degrees, vomiting, and a general feeling of illness (The Black Death). Symptoms usually took one to seven days to appear. The second most common form of the Black Death was the pneumonic plague; the victims often died before they could reach other places. The pneumonic plague mainly

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    the plague

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    The word plague means a dangerous disease that quickly spreads and causes death. Alexander Yersin identified the cause of the bubonic plague. He discovered that the disease was being caused by a deadly bacterium which he named after himself, Yersinia pestis. Yersin worked with a scientist named Pasteur in France to develop a treatment to fight the plague. Yersin was the first to suggest that rats and fleas were the main cause for the spreading of the plague. Symptoms of the plague emerge after one

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    Father Paneloux and The Plague

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    believed what he was preaching, I believe he was completely wrong. This would make what I would say much different from what Father Paneloux said. However, some strong points did emerge from his sermons. Overall, the two sermons in Albert Camus’ The Plague fail to help people become more faithful and fail to even preach to the people of Oran the truth. Father Paneloux makes statements in his first sermon that condemn the people of Oran for their wicked behavior. Camus’ description of the sermon makes

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    The Plague

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    The Plague The rats did it! Rats, almost single handedly, killed off about a third of the European population throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. Its effects on western civilization still lasts today, but for the people who lived during the plagues wish indeed that they did not. Society was depressed, the economy was struggling, food was scarce, and all of Europe was in battle. Who would want to live in these dramatic conditions? No one, and not for centuries to come. The Plague, also

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    The Bubonic Plague

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    About the worst disease in world history, the Black Death or Bubonic Plague which killed over 75 million people approximately 25-50 million accrued in Europe. The word plague is defined as a dangerous disease that spreads rapidly. It may have reduced the world’s population from an estimated 450 million people to between 355-375 million in 1400’s. Beginning in Asia and spread by the Mongol tribes that dominated that vast area, the disease devastated China and the Middle East, interrupting long distance

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    Analysis of The Plague

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    The Plague is a novel describing the plague epidemic in the large Algerian city of Oran in the 1940s. In April, numerous rats staggered into the open to die. Once a mild hysteria gripped the population, the newspapers began searching for any action they could take. Finally, the authorities arranged for the daily collection and cremation of the rats, but by mid-afternoon they were already pilling up again. When a cluster of cases of a strange fever appeared, Dr. Rieux's partner, Castel, became

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