“The Plague” and the Law of Eternal Circulation
Albert Camus is the father of the theory of absurdism and one of the original existentialist philosophy representatives. Nothing expresses the absurdism of being so well as sudden, as deadly epidemics out of blue, natural disasters, senseless bloody wars – all this is evil, difficult to find a logical explanation and justification. The writer exactly tells about such an "epidemic of the Black Death." He magnificently shows the helplessness and hopelessness of a person in the world of the absurd.
"Black Death" is an extended metaphor: it simultaneously refers to a natural disaster that cannot be avoided, a particular political evil in the form of fascism, and, in general, a variety of evil. This evil has always haunted humankind at any stage of history, and it has the property of cyclical repetition.