The Question and Answer section for The Guest is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Arab is the guest, or prisoner, as it was.
There are a number of themes you might consider. Daru's sense of cultural indentity and moralty are both important. Daru faces a moral dilemma when he is ordered to turn in the Arab. Like all the themes in the narrative, morality is treated with...
Balducci- French imperialism, father figure to Daru.
The prisoner- Arab people and culture. A symbol of forced French assimilation in their own country.
The landscape- Bleakness of Daru's life.
The title- The Guest represents Daru's view of the...