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Albert Camus' The Plague: The Learning Resource

The Plague: Part Three

Part Three of The Plague is a one-chapter section chronicling the intensification of the disease. It is a central pivot point for the novel.

The two stand-alone activities help meet Saskatchewan’s English B30 curriculum indicators.

  • Historical Context: Life in Occupied France deepens the understanding of the historical and political factors that shaped The Plague.
  • Historical Context: Antisemitism in France deepens the understanding of the discrimination in Vichy France.

Both these activities and the chapter questions are key for building understandings of how allegories works, and some of their limits as a literary technique. As well, these activities add to the understandings of how Camus’ experiences shaped The Plague.

Learning Package: Part Three

Part Three in PDF.

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