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  • Daru's Paranoia
    836 words
    When Daru, a French schoolteacher, is forced to take in an Arab accused of murder, his mind suffers from paranoiac delusions. Daru's doubts about the mental soundness of the Arab leave him feeling abnormally isolated and persecuted by unknown enemies. In "The Teacher" by Arnold Shiller, paranoia forms a self-imposed isolation and creates mental instability. Living in an isolated region of a French colony, possibly Algeria, Daru does not feel alone. As a schoolteacher, his current state of solitu...
  • Prisoner With Kindness
    438 words
    The courage and human compassionate that Daru showed towards the Arab prisoner is commendable on all levels. Some people might have considered Daru justified in neglecting and even abusing the prisoner. Instead he treats the man as a guest. He provides him with adequate food and shelter and even comfortable amenities. The two men live in friendly cohabitation for the prisoner's entire stay at Daru's house. One would assume that the prisoner was reasonably terrified at his capture and was extreme...
  • Way For Daru's Character
    890 words
    With the Guest by Andrew Camus: Daru We have had the opportunity in the last month to read many short story selections, giving us examples of many different things. When asked to pick a character to analyze it was a tough decision but I would have to go with the story that most interested me to choose my character. This story would be 'Withthe Guest', written by Albert Camus. With the main character of this story is Daru. In the following paragraphs I will analyze the type of character he is. Da...
  • Prisoner And Guest As The Arab
    531 words
    Daru, the schoolteacher in a remote area of Algeria, is torn between duty and what he believes is the right thing to do when he is suddenly forced in the middle of a situation he does not expect. He must escort an Arabic prisoner to the nearest town. It is not that Daru has much sympathy for the man; in fact, he does not, and actually finds himself disliking the Arab for disrupting so many lives. 'Daru felt a sudden wrath against the man, against all men with their rotten spite, their tireless h...
  • Suspense In The Guest Camus
    523 words
    How does Camus generate suspense in The Guest Camus utilizes many different ways to generate suspense and the ways are affected by where and when the author wrote the story. Camus was a French author who was born and raised in Algeria and the country was in the middle of war while Camus was writing most of his stories. The war and Camus political beliefs play parts in most of his stories. Camus uses plot, characterization, and others to generate suspense in The Guest. Using suspense in the story...
  • Daru And The Arab
    993 words
    Discriminating Anarchy A Criticism in Plot of Albert Camus' "The Guest" Who is responsible for whom Is a prisoner the responsibility of an uninvolved individual Can individuals with diverse backgrounds hold the same ideals of the same crimes to identical extents Within the pages of The Guest, Albert Camus presents to the literary world a challenge. The question put to mankind is, again, as it was with Cain of Biblical times: Am I my brother's keeper (Genesis) From atop his monastic quiescence Da...
  • Balducci's Orders For Daru
    1,160 words
    By nature human beings are forced to endure the trials of both the internal and the external world. An individual must battle with his or her conscience on a daily basis, and through both thoughts and actions he or she must continually strive for success in an absurd world. Every person must face choices every day of his or her life, but every individual places priorities in his or her own order. This sequence in which a person places his or her prerogative, with regards for the lives of others,...

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