Symbolism In Graham Greene's Novel 'The Power And The Glory'
Whether it is old Mr. Tench or the young girls listening to the book, they all use literary devices as a way to escape the corrupted world. The world is clearly corrupt because it takes away the Memories of Mr. Tench and the innocence from the young boy. The setting truly does dehumanize the characters in this book. Most of the people in the book are inclined to virtuous acts, but they often stray way from them because the characterized setting persuades them to do otherwise. The setting, much like the devil, brings temptation upon the characters in the novel and “this temptation is real and it manifests itself in moral and ethical dilemmas” (Quar). The characters in the novel are constantly being tempted by the setting. Some conform to the society and others attempt to fight it. The only thing that they can do is resist the urge to conform to the power and rather, strive for