This section provides a short description of all the major objects 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.
Oran - A French port city on the Algerian coast, where the story takes place. It is a very ordinary city-some would even call it ugly-and its citizens are often described as living with too little imagination and too many habits. A massive plague epidemic descends on the city and its gates are locked, imprisoning its citizens and sealing the city off from the outside world.
Rats - These are first inhabitants of Oran to catch the plague. People in the city know something is wrong when thousands of them die...
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