Essay about With the Guest by Andrew Camus: The Character of Daru
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With the Guest by Andrew Camus: The Character of Daru
We have had the opportunity in the last month to read many short story selections, giving us examples of many different things. When asked to pick a character to analyze it was a tough decision but I would have to go with the story that most interested me to choose my character. This story would be "With the Guest", written by Albert Camus. With the main character of this story is
Daru. In the following paragraphs I will analyze the type of character he is.
Daru is a most unique character because there is some much that we learn about him and there are different aspects to him. We learn about the type of
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Overall we could say that Daru is a kind man which could be considered very rare for that day and age (considering his nationality also).
Daru is dramatized, consistent, motivated, and plausible. He is dramatized because the author shows him speaking, doing different things, and the author also shows Daru expressing the ways he feels through his words and actions. He is also considered a consistent character. With the author shows this by his refusal to turn the Arab in, and the conflict he goes through when he starts the journey (pg-210), and his ultimate decision to have the Arab make his own decision on which path he should take (pg-211). Daru is also a motivated character. He abides by what he thinks is right not really caring what the consequences could be. Letting the Arab make his own decision was probably hard for Daru, but he felt he could not make the decision because either way he would suffer the consequences. With the decision that he made was the only one that he felt he had the power to make, how could he take the live of a man into his own hands when it should not be up to him to decide!
Daru is a very plausible character. His inner turmoil is much like that which many people have. He dealt with the conflict the best way that he could, much the same way someone else in his shoes would do. He has all of the characteristics that a real person would and that makes the story all the more