The character Grand in Albert Camus’ “The Plague” Grand wants to write a novel that is so good the editors exclaim “Hats off” at the first sentence. He spends all of his time searching for the best way to express his imagined scene. The sentence must trot along like the scene it paints. At the end of the day all he has is one introductory sentence written many times. It is ironic because in this man’s search to express this sentence perfectly he never gets to express the novel as a whole. He speaks of words and the difficulty to express oneself completely. Perhaps that is the challenge that words have to offer. Basically I have been like Camus’ Grand. In an effort to express myself well I have only stopped the expression.

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