This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Asthma Patient - This character receives regular visits from Dr. Rieux. He is a seventy-five-year-old Spaniard with a rugged face who comments on events in Oran that he learns about on the radio and in the newspapers.
Dr. Castel - This character is one of Rieux's medical colleagues and is much older than Rieux. He realizes after the first few cases that the disease is bubonic plague and is aware of the seriousness of the situation. He labors hard to make an anti-plague serum, but as the epidemic continues, he shows...
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