Albert Camus “The Plague”: The lack of individual destinies

“Thus week by week the prisoners of the plague put up what fight they could. Some like Rambert, even contrived to fancy they will still behaving as free men and had the power of choice. But actually, it would have been truer to say that by this time, mid-August, the plague had swallowed up everything, and everyone, No longer were there individual destinies: only a collective destiny, made of plague and the emotions shared by all. Strangest of these emotions was the sense of exile and of deprivation, with all the cross-currents of revolt and fear set up by these.”

Albert Camus (1913-60) first published “The Plague:” in 1947.

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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