The Guest

What does the title of Camus' short story refer to and who is the guest in the story?


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There are layers to this story. Daru would have liked to consider the Arab his guest but really he was a prisoner. Daru himself longs to be considered a native Algerian but instead will forever be considered an unwanted guest by the greater Algerian population. Then we can examine what a guest means in the context of imperialism (French on Algerian soil).

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