Cyclical Evolution: From plague to Italian
Albert Camus’ novel, The Plague, ends with a very particular note. “…the plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good; that it can lie dormant for years… and that perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and the enlightening of men, it would rouse up its rats again and send them forth to die in a happy city”.  With this, Camus suggests through the metaphor of the bacillus plague that some things are cyclical; thus, a cyclical evolution begins. As an Italian-Biology major, I couldn’t help but think of Italian as an example. Like this example, Italian language has come to embody a cyclical evolution.