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The first part of The Plague by Albert Camus begins in describing the large French port called Oran which is on the Algerian coast of Africa The smug town is inhibited by people largely concerned with business The normal flow of the town is abruptly interrupted by thousands of rats coming out of the sewers and dying The concerned town people are delighted to find an end to the disgusting rats but are then faced with a more severer problem A fatal fever has swept the town It takes government officials quite a while but a state of plague is proclaimed A doctor by the name of Dr Bernard Rieux who was recently separated from his wife due to another illness has taken on the task of treating the plagueIn part two of The Plague the town of Oran is taken over by the illness Everything is different now that Oran cant interact with the rest of the world The town was put into exile Auxiliary hospitals are opened to hold all the victims of the plague The death toll rises from 302 deaths a week to 137 deaths a day Many people lose close ones who have fallen from the plague A somber tone has taken over the town No one smiles anymore Dr Rieux continues with his work but finds it hard when supplies run short After a much respected Catholic priest gives a sermon blaming the plague as a punishment for the peoples sins a man named Tarrou starts work to try to aid the government in dealing with the destruction Tarrou forms sanitary squads with volunteers as workers The hot summer weather scorches Oran and inhabitants fond it hard to cope Many manage by going to cafes for alcohol Security must be heightened since many are trying to escape the plague In part three of The Plague conditions in Oran get considerably worse The summer heat is still unbearable and the
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