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The novel that I chose to do this report on was The Plague by Albert Camus It is about a plague that hit the European countries in the middle ages I chose to describe the literary term of parallelism Here are some following facts about the storys plot that involve parallelism through the novelThe novel begins at Oran where the plague becomes known The main character Dr Gernard Rieux is a doctor In the beginning of the story he finds a dead rat on the floor Even in those times rats were not found dead on the middle of the floor This was unusual but he threw out the rat and forgot about it Eventually the dead rats began to pile into large masses and burned Soon after there were some people that got very sick which made Mr Rieux very curious These reports of these ill people and the death of the rats were the beginning of the parallelism for this storySince Bernard was a doctor he was the first to actually attempt to help one of these sick people Michael was his first patient in this matter He was the sickest person that the doctor had ever seen Michael was pale white and vomited often he hurt so much from the vomiting that he seemed paralyzed Mr Rieux tried to help the man the best that he could but he ended up dying Michael was the first person to die of this illness After his death many cases of this illness were reported widespread Again more details of sickness and death this is the parallelism for this novelAs the reports of sickness and death came to inform Dr Rieux he tried to comfort and cure the plagued patients About ninety percent of the people infected had died He wanted a stop to this plague Quickly he linked the rats with the people He knew that the rats began to get sick before the
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