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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 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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    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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    Plague

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    people lost their lives because of the Black Plague, it was good that it happened because of the societal and medical advances that were made. The plague brought about the Renaissance. The Black Plague was a positive event in human history. 2. Description of Event In 1347 - 1350 (Carmichael 490), life was not good. The Black Plague was rampant, and people were scared. There were three different forms of the plague. The most common form, bubonic plague, happens when the lymphatic system gets infected

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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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    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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    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 by Albert Camus Albert Camus' The Plague, takes place in the desert town of Oran, Algeria, in northern Africa. It is the perfect setting for this story to take place. The ordinariness of Oran is contrasted with the extraordinary business of the plague. Sprintzen points out that "There is a mythic significance of Oran. Given the previous description of the quality of Oranian life, the selection of Oran as the location for the outbreak of plague should not come as a surprise"(Sprintzen

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    Albert Camus’ gripping novel The Plague is a fascinating story of how man handles the concept of death and how a person's drive can radiate and transform the people around them. After the North African coastal town of Oran is struck by a mass plague, Dr. Rieux, the story's protagonist, makes a life changing choice that is in blatant contrast with society, as well as pure rationalism. Despite knowing that the chances of actually making a difference are rather minuscule, Dr. Rioux commits to sterilizing

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