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The Plague

The Plague

by Albert Camus

M. Michel

Character Analysis

M. (Monsieur) Michel is the concierge at Rieux’s surgery building. At first he believes the rats to be a practical joke, which is some rather intense wishful thinking. His death – and the preceding evidence of buboes (swollen lymph nodes) on his body – marks the start of the plague’s movement from rats to people.

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