The Guest | Critical Essay by David R. Ellison

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Guest.
This section contains 1,555 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by David R. Ellison

Critical Essay by David R. Ellison

SOURCE: Ellison, David R. “Summer and Exile and the Kingdom.” In Understanding Albert Camus, pp. 194-99. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

In the following excerpt, Ellison contends that the ultimate lesson of “The Guest” is “that, in some circumstances, the refusal to choose is already a choice.”

As was the case in “The Adulterous Woman” and in “The Renegade,” the fourth story of the collection “The Guest” takes place in a secluded area of Algeria, far from the cities, their order and their laws. The narrative centers on a man named Daru, a schoolmaster from France who teaches the indigenous children of this mountainous region the rudiments of the French language and culture...

(read more)

This section contains 1,555 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by David R. Ellison
Follow Us on Facebook