What are the attitudes between Daru and Balducci toard each other?  Is either a cruel or bad man?

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In Camus' short story "The Guest," Balducci is a gendarme and a member of the European colonial powers that be.  He tells Daru his orders:

Those are the orders.

...In wartime people do all kinds of jobs.

...the orders exist and they concern you too. Things are brewing, it appears. There is talk of a forthcoming revolt. We are mobilized, in a way.

Since Daru is of European decent and not a native Arab, Balducci presupposes that Daru will carry out his...

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