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* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: Camus wrote, very similarly to Orwell "again and again there comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two makes four is punished by death".


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* DelayedNarratorIntroduction: The narrator pointedly refrains from revealing his identity until the end, though the third-person limited PointOfView makes it fairly obvious who he is.





* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The plague ends, Rambert reunites with his beloved, but many people die before that happens, including [[DramaticIrony one doctor who once predicted that the plague would end soon]], Tarrou and finally Rieux's wife.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The plague ends, Rambert reunites with his beloved, but many people die before that happens, including [[DramaticIrony one doctor who once predicted that the plague would end soon]], Tarrou and finally Rieux's wife. And Rieux knows that one day, the plague will return.]]


* LesCollaborateurs: After his suicide attempt, Cottard basically turns into the quintessential Pétain supporter and profits off the plague much in the way collaborators profited from the Nazi Occupation; he is one of the only people who is sad to see the plague go.
* TheFettered: Tarrou, who dedicated his life to fight against killing, though he later became disillusioned.



* [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Averted.]]

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* [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Averted.InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted.]]



* LaResistance: In the context of the allegory--the plague as the Occupation--the sanitary teams form a resistance that is fighting back against the unspeakable evil of the plague.



* LesCollaborateurs: After his suicide attempt, Cottard basically turns into the quintessential Pétain supporter and profits off the plague much in the way collaborators profited from the Nazi Occupation; he is one of the only people who is sad to see the plague go.



* ThePlague: Well duh.



* LaResistance: In the context of the allegory--the plague as the Occupation--the sanitary teams form a resistance that is fighting back against the unspeakable evil of the plague.



* TheFettered: Tarrou, who dedicated his life to fight against killing, though he later became disillusioned.
* ThePlague: Well duh.



* [[spoiler:TragicBromance: Tarrou and Rieux.]]

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* [[spoiler:TragicBromance: Tarrou TragicBromance: [[spoiler:Tarrou and Rieux.]]


The novel received a film adaptation in 1992 by Argentine director Luis Puenzo, starring William Hurt, Robert Duvall, and Raul Julia, and featuring music by Music/{{Vangelis}}.

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The novel received a film adaptation in 1992 by Argentine director Luis Puenzo, starring William Hurt, Robert Duvall, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/RobertDuvall, and Raul Julia, Creator/RaulJulia, and featuring music by Music/{{Vangelis}}.

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The novel received a film adaptation in 1992 by Argentine director Luis Puenzo, starring William Hurt, Robert Duvall, and Raul Julia, and featuring music by Music/{{Vangelis}}.


* AuthorTract: Camus exposes his philosophy in a much more explicit way than he did in TheStranger. [[TropesAreNotBad But this was in some ways necessary as this book serves to exorcise the bitter memories of the Occupation. Plus, the committee for the Nobel Prize for Literature didn't seem to mind.]]

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* AuthorTract: Camus exposes his philosophy in a much more explicit way than he did in TheStranger.''Literature/TheStranger''. [[TropesAreNotBad But this was in some ways necessary as this book serves to exorcise the bitter memories of the Occupation. Plus, the committee for the Nobel Prize for Literature didn't seem to mind.]]



* ShoutOut: To TheStranger-a Frenchman from Algiers who was arrested for shooting an Arab on the beach is mentioned.

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* ShoutOut: To TheStranger-a ''Literature/TheStranger'' - a Frenchman from Algiers who was arrested for shooting an Arab on the beach is mentioned.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The plague ends, Rambert reunites with his beloved, but many people die before that happens, including [[DramaticIrony one doctor who once predicted that the plague would end soon]]], Tarrou and finally Rieux's wife.]]
* BodyHorror: to be expected in a work about bubonic plague.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The plague ends, Rambert reunites with his beloved, but many people die before that happens, including [[DramaticIrony one doctor who once predicted that the plague would end soon]]], soon]], Tarrou and finally Rieux's wife.]]
* BodyHorror: to To be expected in a work about bubonic plague.



* LaResistance: in the context of the allegory--the plague as the Occupation--the sanitary teams form a resistance that is fighting back against the unspeakable evil of the plague.
* {{Leitmotif}}: the song "Saint James Infirmary."
* LesCollaborateurs: after his suicide attempt, Cottard basically turns into the quintessential Pétain supporter and profits off the plague much in the way collaborators profited from the Nazi Occupation; he is one of the only people who is sad to see the plague go.

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* LaResistance: in In the context of the allegory--the plague as the Occupation--the sanitary teams form a resistance that is fighting back against the unspeakable evil of the plague.
* {{Leitmotif}}: the The song "Saint James Infirmary."
* LesCollaborateurs: after After his suicide attempt, Cottard basically turns into the quintessential Pétain supporter and profits off the plague much in the way collaborators profited from the Nazi Occupation; he is one of the only people who is sad to see the plague go.



* ShoutOut: to TheStranger: A Frenchman from Algiers who was arrested for shooting an Arab on the beach is mentioned.

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* ShoutOut: to TheStranger: A To TheStranger-a Frenchman from Algiers who was arrested for shooting an Arab on the beach is mentioned.


* NoAntagonist

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* NoAntagonistNoAntagonist: Unless you count the plague itself, anyway.


* PoliceAreUseless: Tarrou at one point remarks "And, anyway, we've never had much use for the police."



* PoliceAreUseless: Tarrou at one point remarks "And, anyway, we've never had much use for the police."

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* PoliceAreUseless: Tarrou at one point remarks "And, anyway, we've never had much use for the police."


A classic 1947 novel by AlbertCamus, ''The Plague'', on the surface, tells the story of an epidemic of [[ThePlague the bubonic plague]] that besets the Algerian city of Oran, imprisoning the citizens behind quarantine. The protagonists, including Dr. Bernard Rieux, a man named Jean Tarrou, a visiting journalist Raymond Rambert, and a city clerk Joseph Grand must respond to the plague and find their place in the ensuing depressing conditions, while philosophizing on the nature of suffering and the proper response thereto.

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A classic 1947 novel by AlbertCamus, Creator/AlbertCamus, ''The Plague'', on the surface, tells the story of an epidemic of [[ThePlague the bubonic plague]] that besets the Algerian city of Oran, imprisoning the citizens behind quarantine. The protagonists, including Dr. Bernard Rieux, a man named Jean Tarrou, a visiting journalist Raymond Rambert, and a city clerk Joseph Grand must respond to the plague and find their place in the ensuing depressing conditions, while philosophizing on the nature of suffering and the proper response thereto.





[[caption-width-right:200:[[BlatantLies A book about the life of peaceful farmers in time of harvest.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:[[BlatantLies A book about the life of peaceful farmers in time of harvest.]]]]


A classic 1947 novel by AlbertCamus, ''The Plague'', on the surface, tells the story of an epidemic of [[ThePlague the bubonic plague]] that besets the Algerian city of Oran, imprisoning the citizens behind quarantine. The protagonists, including dr. Bernard Rieux, a man named Jean Tarrou, a visiting journalist Raymond Rambert, and a city clerk Joseph Grand must respond to the plague and find their place in the ensuing depressing conditions, while philosophizing on the nature of suffering and the proper response thereto.

The book is generally agreed to be an allegorical tale about the human condition, arguing that the worth of man's life lies in never giving up despite the inherent meaninglessness and uncontrollable irrationality of life.

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A classic 1947 novel by AlbertCamus, ''The Plague'', on the surface, tells the story of an epidemic of [[ThePlague the bubonic plague]] that besets the Algerian city of Oran, imprisoning the citizens behind quarantine. The protagonists, including dr.Dr. Bernard Rieux, a man named Jean Tarrou, a visiting journalist Raymond Rambert, and a city clerk Joseph Grand must respond to the plague and find their place in the ensuing depressing conditions, while philosophizing on the nature of suffering and the proper response thereto.

The book plague is generally agreed accepted to be a metaphor for the "brown plague," fascism, which spread throughout Europe in the 30s, and more specifically for the occupation of France by Nazi Germany in 1940. Oran is the equivalent of France: cut off from the outside world, the inhabitants have to choose whether to submit to the inevitability of dying of the plague (the historical inevitability of Germany's dominance) or to fight back against the plague by joining the sanitary teams (the Resistance).

More generally, the book is
an allegorical tale in which [[AuthorTract Camus expounds on his views about the human condition, arguing that condition]]. When the worth possibility of man's death at any time makes life lies in never giving up despite absurd, the inherent meaninglessness only thing to do is to give one's life meaning is to rebel against an unjust world, live passionately and uncontrollable irrationality of life.
strive for freedom.


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* AuthorTract: Camus exposes his philosophy in a much more explicit way than he did in TheStranger. [[TropesAreNotBad But this was in some ways necessary as this book serves to exorcise the bitter memories of the Occupation. Plus, the committee for the Nobel Prize for Literature didn't seem to mind.]]


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* BodyHorror: to be expected in a work about bubonic plague.


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* LaResistance: in the context of the allegory--the plague as the Occupation--the sanitary teams form a resistance that is fighting back against the unspeakable evil of the plague.


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* LesCollaborateurs: after his suicide attempt, Cottard basically turns into the quintessential Pétain supporter and profits off the plague much in the way collaborators profited from the Nazi Occupation; he is one of the only people who is sad to see the plague go.


The book is generally agreed to be an allegorical tale about the human condition, and carries an Existentialist message, arguing that the worth of man's life lies in never giving up despite the inherent meaninglessness and uncontrollable irrationality of life.

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The book is generally agreed to be an allegorical tale about the human condition, and carries an Existentialist message, arguing that the worth of man's life lies in never giving up despite the inherent meaninglessness and uncontrollable irrationality of life.

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