How does Anita Desai use symbolism to develop a theme in "Games at Twilight"?

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The first thing to do for this question is to pick a particular symbol. My recommendation is to go with the game of hide-and-seek. I believe that the game is symbolic of life in general. When the game begins, all of the kids are playing it. Nobody is left out. It is like there isn't any other choice. They have to play the game just like a person...

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