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But unlike the priest, who nonetheless searches for an answer in Christian grace, Rieux merely admits at the end that one can grow because of suffering, without necessarily justifying the pain and destruction that are experienced.

Again, healing and suffering are thus not spiritual absolutes, and not the only things that make us human. Moments of revision and growth are shown as taking place together with a reconsideration of the status quo relationship between being in the world and acting in that world. The novel also attests to how traumatic experiences shift, widen, or deepen the moral insights of these characters—which then influence their choices.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Notes 1. This is a step beyond the convention of non-disclosure, which amounts to suppressing informa- tion that was not available to a focal character at such a story point.

Works Cited Barthes, Roland. I: — Camus, Albert. Carnets: janvier —mars Paris: Gallimard, Paris: Gallimard, []. La Peste. Davis, Colin.


Felman, Shoshana. New York: Routledge, Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. Jane E. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, [].

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Gumbrecht, Hans Urlich. Stan- ford: Stanford University Press, Already in the first section, Dr. Rieux asks him if he will be able to give a total condemnation of the government. Rambert demurs. The most prominent, The Courier of the Epidemic, claims to inform citizens of the latest news from the ministry of health, but in reality is filled with advertisements for fake products claiming to prevent plague, all of which are bought eagerly by the desperate public.

Language in Oran is corrupt. Plague demonstrates its failure.

The air that allows the vocal cords to vibrate is diseased. The most obvious of these is silence. He could not shut up. Nor can the character who gives the most beautiful ode to silence: the preacher Paneloux.

It is hard to say which of them is on the right track. Rambert, like Camus, writes about the state of the Arab quar- ter in Oran. The proximity of the diegetic journalist to the author is further attested by the fact that when Camus resigned from Combat in , he gave a copy of the novel to every member of the newsroom.

And despite the resemblance between Rambert and Camus, Cooke ends up unconvinced that journalism is an effective counter to plague. Echoing Shoshana Fel- man, she writes: The problem with the journalist is that he or she is not personally implicated, contaminated or affected by the events witnessed in the same way as one who cannot escape them. Additionally, the journal- ist is unable to offer an unqualified condemnation of events, either because of the editorial restraints under which they write or because of an obligation to reflect both sides.

This gives the impression of an oral, first-person account. And while he claims to have only One need only look at the number of postcolonial critiques of La Peste to see that. Through his failure to incorporate marginal voices into his text, Rieux produces a speech most audible in its silences.

Grand is an aspiring novelist who only wants to write one good sentence.

Over the course of the book the sentence he rewrites only gets clumsier. Indeed, it might even inoculate him. Infected with the plague in part four of the novel, he despairs and commands that all of his papers be burned. He does not die, however. Grand makes a full recovery.

He ends up revitalized in his quest for the perfect sentence and rewrites his notebook from memory. This makes Grand one of two major charac- ters who fall ill but do not die of plague. The other is Paneloux, who does die but not of plague.

In between these two figures, parodic in some ways and yet laudable in their earnestness, stands something like a vaccine. Neither Grand nor Paneloux gives in to the commercialism of their society nor to the centrifugal fear that drives other citizens to dream of life beyond the quar- antine.

Being a Good Host But are any of these strategies enough to cure the epidemic? The measures that the medical team enforces on the residents of Oran complement these by targeting the links them- selves.

Shipping routes close; doors are shut; Rambert and Rieux even demand that members of the same family be permanently separated. Rieux cuts himself off from his own wife.

These strategies serve to reassert boundaries—between the individual and other people, between the house and the street, between the city and the rest of the world.

If it is tempting to respond to plague by reasserting borders, that is because it is in the nature of plague as a parasite to trouble them. A parasite cannot exist without a host, and the interaction between these two agents always occurs in a liminal space. Parasite, etymologically, derives from para-, next to, and sitos, food. It exists alongside its host while simultane- ously feeding off its life force.

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In so doing it both defines and undermines the limits of that host. The flea rides in the coat of the rat and consumes its blood.

But it always remains a sepa- rate species. Similarly the rat defines the limit of a certain concept of the city: it represents a vermin that is abjected from the city as a meeting place The parasite thus gets at the very heart of what it means to be a host. This, in turn, he derives from two roots: hostis, mean- ing foreigner or stranger, and the Sanskrit word pet, meaning master, spouse, or oneself.

Combined, these two roots give us the notion of hospi- tality, the act of a master welcoming the stranger into his or her home, into his or her self. The hostis is an outsider who must be welcomed into the home, who cannot be turned away, but who by virtue of being foreign still represents a threat—hostis is also the root of hostility.


The host thus is forced into a delicate compact whereby his selfhood and power, his right to a place, are confirmed by welcoming the guest, while at the same time the need to open his door and make himself vulnerable to a potential enemy undermines the same qualities and rights gained in the transaction. This is despite the fact that many parasites aid their hosts in some way.

It would require us to accept that the body is neither unitary nor distinct from nature. Cohen considers the term obligate para- site, used to describe a parasite that cannot survive without a host. He writes: The idea that a parasite is obligated to its parasitism somewhat undermines the premise of the parasite, since its very nature requires it to be the bad guest. Cohen In French, parasite has three meanings. The first of these is the biological parasite: a small organism living in or on another and feeding off of it, like the flea.

The third definition of parasite, oft-ignored, is the mediatic parasite: static or noise that disrupts the signal on a television or radio.

In the Great Gerbil populations of the Caucasus region, plague is constantly present, usually in a benign state, and takes epizootic form only at irregular intervals. Managing it requires constant attention, and not only at periods of outbreak. The plague and its carriers are obligated to each other.

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Well, read this Pourquoi la peste? Le rat, la puce et le bubon PDF site, Pourquoi la peste?Distraction is the same word Tarrou uses to characterize his relationship to plague, except that where for Tarrou, the distraction was a moment of inattentiveness during which one lost sight of the plague, for Rambert it is a constant, inescapable attention to plague.

Fitch suggests that La Peste follows a textually self-referential formula: Cottard goes mad and shoots at people from his home. The presence of such character development adds a subterranean-personal level to the temporal-historical one.

Managing it requires constant attention, and not only at periods of outbreak.