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  • Four Humors And The Four Qualities
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    The setting: Medieval Europe. The problem: the pope is living in Avignon, under strict control from the French King. The plague is ravaging Europe, leaving behind whole cities of corpses. Sanitation is very poor, there are no sewer systems, and more often than not, one could find human and animal feces lining the streets. The standard of living is very low, and much of this is blamed on religion. Many people would like to see the pope dead. Solutions are virtually non-existent. The pope is looki...
  • Black Plague
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    Black Death The most sever epidemic in human history, The Black Death ravaged Europe from 1347-1351. This plague killed entire families at a time and destroyed many villages. The Black Death had many effects beyond its immediate symptoms that contributed to the crisis of the Fourteenth Century. This plague not only took a devastating toll on human life, but it also played a major role in shaping European life in the years to follow. The Black Death divides the central and the late Middle Ages. T...
  • Plague Hit Europe
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    Megan Alderson IDS - Final Dr. Lynn RaleyDateThe Black Death Considered one of the worst natural disasters in world history, the Black Death came through Europe in 1347 A.D. It ravaged cities and town, causing a death to the masses, and no one was considered safe. The Plague is any epidemic scourge or calamity for which remedies are difficult to find, and according to the encyclopedia, plague is a common term for a disease of rodents that occasionally cause severe human infection. Named for the ...
  • Oranian's Attitudes Towards Death In The Plague
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    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 38). In Oran, life for its...
  • Europe In The 14th Century
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    Black Death The people at the Messina Harbor, a port in Northeast Sicily, stood and watched as a Genoese fleet made its way to dock... (Gottfried 141-144). The people standing ashore could by no means conceive of the horror found on board of these ships. The crew had a disease the like of which no one had seen before in the history of western civilization. The harbor masters looked on in complete awe and terror and tried to quarantine the ship but with no avail. (Gottfried 141-144). It was too l...
  • Rieux And Dr Castel
    558 words
    "The Plague" by Albert Camus is about a small town named Oran that becomes infected with a strange disease. Dr. Bern and Rieux, the protagonist, has the job of trying to figure out what is causing the disease and how to cure it. There is no real antagonist in this story, except for perhaps the disease itself. The story starts with rats coming out into the opening and dying. At first, Dr. Rieux doesn't pay attention to the rats, but Raymond Rambert, a journalist, asks for Dr. Rieux's opinions on ...

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