The Guest - Analysis Summary & Analysis

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"The Guest," by Albert Camus, is from his short story collection entitled, Exile and the Kingdom. "The Guest" is a story about a French Algerian schoolteacher who has been asked to take a captive murderer into his home overnight and deliver him to the police on the following day. In historical reference, the story takes place right before the outbreak of the Algerian war of 1954. Balducci, a gendarme who has been sent out to deliver the Arab captive into the hands of the schoolmaster, is the first to suggest the idea that an outbreak is coming.

One of the most interesting aspects of the story is that the author uses a sort of false foreshadowing to represent the anxiousness of Daru, the protagonist, during the time he spends with the Arab murderer. On the night that the guest stays at the schoolhouse, Daru has trouble...

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