The Question and Answer section for The Guest is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
That would be Balducci the gendarme and his arab prisoner.
The principal conflict surrounds Daru's wish to be accepted by the Arabs he serves but, because of his white skin and French ancestry, never will be.
Daru likes the empty mountain expanses. His surroundings remind him that he is sacrificing and serving his Arab brothers. Unfortunately the Arabs largely see Daru as a French occupier. Daru still feels at home alone in his little schoolhouse. He...