Camus France WWII France Under Research Proposal

Length: 5 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Drama - World Type: Research Proposal Paper: #34790877 Related Topics: France, Nazism, Nazi Germany, World War Ii
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Throughout his play, collective devastation is met with personal suffering. It is only when this becomes a shared suffering that it can become a collective way to redemption. The divides of a war now over would give way to this shared experience for all peoples of France, charged with the responsibility of rebuilding.

Indeed, this speaks much to the futility of war itself, as spoke by Camus when he resolves that "all a man could win in the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories" (Camus, 262). The viewpoint expressed here is in informed by the severity of World War II and the unprecedented global experience of attempting to be removed from this


In the resolution instigative of this discussion, we can see that Camus holds on to some sense that man is inherently more a good creature than a bad one, and that he is to be recognized for his virtues. This is an optimism which is perhaps confided in desire and necessity more than anything else.

This notion contributes, though, to the determination that man's life is steeped in suffering, from which he must be constantly prepared to find ways to protect himself. And moreover, the text is paired with the viewed documentaries in their suggestion that the real triumph of human life is finding ways to overcome its vanity, its suffering, and indeed the evils of our fellow man, to achieve the type of expressive redemption which drives works like the Plague.

It would only be through the type of philosophical charity concerning man's capacity for good suggested by Camus that the world could begin to remove itself from the experience of man's capacity for evil.

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Camus, Albert. The Plague. 1947. NY: McGraw Hill, 1965.

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