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Running head: SOLIDARITY AND SOLITUDE IN CAMUS’S PLAGUE 1 Solidarity and Solitude in Camus’s Plague Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
SOLIDARITY AND SOLITUDE IN CAMUS’S PLAGUE 2 The togetherness of individuals based on the unities of interests, standards, objectives, and sympathies is solidarity. They are the ties in the society that unite people thus; solidarity differs from one community to the other ( Shahhoseini, 2017) . In modern philosophy, solidarity is a rising concept. On the other hand, solitude is isolation state that is a failure of contact with individuals. In this way, it may encompass poor relationships, deliberate decisions, loss of loved ones, diseases and disorders, or employment circumstances. This paper discusses the relationship between solitude and solidarity in Albert Camus’s plague. There are various instances of solitude in the book. There is a separation of Rieux from his wife, Camus from his wife during the allied North Africa invasion in Oran, and Rambert from his lover. In this way, the lovers started appreciating the minor things they used to assume. The individuals, who do not live in bitterness nor try to run away from freedom or anxiety, invent solidarity during plague resistance even though their efforts failed ( Camus, Mahasela, & Laredo, 2012). In the book, Camus reverses what it is to be a hero. Dr. Rieux, the hidden narrator, asserts that if his account had a hero, he would give a 50-year-old, Clerk Joseph, temporary municipal assistant, who he treats. Dr. Rieux treats Joseph against aorta constriction, which resulted when his grand’s wife left him. The grand help without any reward or recognition need. Camus claims that one cannot offer solidarity as a gift without self-conscious regarding a hero. He also says that solidarity cannot be an abstraction. Apocalypse indicates a strange benefit that separates exiles and citizens from each other as well as building new solidarity. The sanitary volunteers together with Rieux unceasingly fight death injustice. Rieux claims that since death shapes the order of the world, it would not be better for God if we fail to believe in him and struggle with our strength to fight death. In this book, there is solidarity reversal as various characters and Rieux follow a child the whole night minute-

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