By accepting aid from the food drive, people feel their class status is visible and for some men, their masculinity is exposed and denigrated. People are more vulnerable to feeling ashamed and disgraced as they may be incapable of taking care of their family during the pandemic. In the face of shame, one may feel trapped, powerless and isolated.
Plague Journal 1: It is at once a detailed narration of human dynamics within a quarantined and imperiled population, and a metaphor for the moral choices presented by human existence. For Camus, the plague is the human condition in which random death can be visited on any of us at any time, without reason, and regardless of our virtues.
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