Episode 6: The plague has ended
Jun 4th, 2020 by Pandemic Dialogues
In the wake of the covid-19 global pandemic, Luke Perez and Trevor Shelley conclude their discussion of Albert Camus' Nobel Prize novel, The Plague. In this episode, they discuss the juxtaposition of jubilee that the plague has ended and reopening of the city, with the heartbreak of a few more lost loved ones. The thesis from last episode, that Rieux is not the hero we should emulate is expanded upon, and Cottard is posited as a mirror of the late-Father Paneloux. Finally, the narrator is revealed.