The Plague.edited - Qashqari 1 Safwan Qashqari Prof Dickinson ENG 155 27 June 2020 The Plague Analysis Religion is a very powerful but

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Qashqari 1 Safwan Qashqari Prof. Dickinson ENG 155 27 June 2020 The Plague Analysis Religion is a very powerful but controversial topic, especially in times of calamities. In the novel the plague by Albert Camus, we encounter different characters and events that depict a total contrast on the role of religion amid the outbreak of the plague in the city of Oran. While Father Paneloux blames the people for the predicaments, Dr. Rieux is determined to cure those infected by the disease, saying that that is what he is called to do. Other characters like Jean Tarrou does not seem to believe in anything but decides to offer their service just for the sake of saving the lives of those who were perishing from the disease. Even though Christianity is based on love by helping others in times of calamities like the outbreak of plague, some people were able to link this event to religion while others found it had to link these predicaments to Christianity After Father Paneloux gave his first sermon, the majority of people decided to change their ways and turn to God. In his sermon, he says ‘“Calamity has come upon you, my brethren, and, my brethren, you deserved it” (Camus 80). This was not the right way to

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