IJLLL 2022 Vol.8(1): 48-51 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2022.8.1.321

A Study on Empire Consciousness in The Plague

Li Qingya and Zang Xiaojia
AbstractThe Plague written by Camus tells the story of fighting against the plague. The anti-epidemic organizations gathered around the hero, Dr. Rieux struggle against the plague during the closure of Oran. Throughout the story, whether it’s the process from the occurrence of plague to the real confirmation, or the process of the anti-epidemic teams being organized, the indigenous inhabitants of Oran City—the Arabs are all marginalized objects and silent “others”. In addition, the Arab lands are full of French-style life and management methods, and Spanish-style building. These are the revelation of Camus's deep-rooted imperial consciousness.

Index Terms—Camus, The Plague, imperial consciousness.

Li Qingya and Zang Xiaojia are with School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), XI’AN, CO 710129 China (e-mail: 528996213@qq.com, 528996213@qq.com).

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Cite:Li Qingya and Zang Xiaojia, "A Study on Empire Consciousness in The Plague," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 48-51, 2022.

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