The Plague

by

Albert Camus

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Rats

Rats appear as the first omen of the plague, and they symbolize both the plague itself and the people of Oran. As symbols of the plague, rats represent the kind of darkness in the world… read analysis of Rats

The Man Who Spits on Cats

Tarrou describes his neighbor, a “dapper little old man” who goes out onto his balcony every day and drops torn paper into the street to lure stray cats. Whenever a cat approaches the old man… read analysis of The Man Who Spits on Cats