Everything you need to understand or teach Man's Fate by André Malraux.
Although the particular historical events around which his novels revolve may change, several recurrent themes dominate Malraux's literary perspective. For instance, exoticism and violence, blindness and suffering, and the ubiquitous presence of death appear throughout his writings. Malraux portrays the human condition as tragic, but it is precisely in confronting this situation, that man experiences hope.
His novels, therefore, oscillate between the pessimism of individual existence and the optimism of collective action.