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    1. The main topic of this reading is Graham Greene’s book, The Quiet American. The author of the article, Kevin Ruane, is focused on analyzing Graham Greene’s book as a historical document and works to unravel the possible implications from analyzing the book as a historical document. 2. The main argument that the author makes is to assert that Greene’s book is more truth than fantasy. The author asserts that by looking at the situations of the characters in the book, Greene’s book is a reflection of his experiences in Vietnam with the central tension of the book based on real situations, down to the America’s plan for a Third Force plot against the French. To that end, the author argues that the British, along with the Americans, were working…

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    The Quiet American by Graham Greene Graham Greene’s fascinating novel The Quiet American is about two men who fall in love with the same women in Vietnam during the French and Indochina War. The protagonist, Thomas Fowler, and another English journalist, Alden Pyle, both shared a love for Phuong. The author of this novel, Graham Greene, wrote many stories that dealt with American and English involvement in foreign wars. Being born in Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, England, Graham suffered from…

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    In Greene’s The Third Man (Movie) and The Quiet American, there are similarities and differences detectable in the stories. The principle closeness we have watched is that both stories catch the time of history. Notwithstanding, Greene’s stories also utilizes their own different speakers and visualizing different imagery that makes a totally unique perception of Greene ability to be innovative in his own way. The stories written by Greene all had mysterious history themes. In 1955, The…

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    The film The Quiet American, based off the classic novel by Graham Greene and directed by Phillip Noyce. Based in Saigon, 1952, in the middle of the Vietnam war between the communist and the French. The film follows a long-time war journalist from London named Thomas Fowler and his complicated love life between a catholic woman who does not believe in divorce and the Vietnamese women named Phuong whom he has fallen in love with. Fowler meets an unlikely friend, Alden Pyle, an aid worker for the…

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    Graham Greene utilizes the various characters in his novel, The Quite American, to express many of the political and diplomatic viewpoints about the involvement of various countries in the affairs of the people of Indochina and Southeast Asia. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s, The Quiet American (1958), distorts the two main characters, Thomas Fowler and Alden Pyle, away from the novel’s version so as to present a viewpoint consistent and pleasurable for the audience with the era in which the film was…

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    tell her that I have been betrayed by someone very close, she says, “You never really get to fully know a person.” Besides the novel 's drama of love and war, honesty and deception, I would argue that it projects a big message which is the betrayal that has existed and continues to exist in this world. Greene illustrates this message of betrayal throughout all his novels, maybe he was betrayed by someone very close and decides to include it in his novels. For instance, in The Third Man, when…

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    Throughout human existence, countless wars have been waged. From the Mongolian invasion of China in 1205 to the French Revolution in 1789, it is clear that war has shaped humanity and morality into present-day standards. There is a no bigger example of war's effect on morality, perhaps, than the Second World War. Not only was it the bloodiest war, but it also plunged the world into a moral dilemma due to Nazi Germany's unethical treatment of the Jewish people. Never before has a war been so…

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    Rachna Shah Written by Susan Cain, Quiet is a book about introversion, and its various effects on an individual's life. The title of the book is Quiet - introverted people are associated with being quiet, but Cain proves that not all introverts are reticent, and that not all quiet people are introverts. Defying misconceptions is a common trend in her book. After all, Cain, founder of the Quiet Revolution, is an author, a lecturer, and is also an introvert. While reading this book, consider it…

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    Both Graham Greene’s book, The Quiet American and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s movie adaptation of “the Quiet American” have the three same main characters, as well as the general storyline. Fowler and Phuong are happily together, but then The American, Pyle, arrives in Vietnam and pursues Phuong for her hand in marriage. While the characters and their dramatic love triangle remains the same, there are discrepancies between the actions and personalities of the characters, especially The American. By…

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    and mentally shattered. For a while, Great Britain was one of them. Although they had been part of the Allied force, fighting against Italy, Germany, and Japan, the war left them in an unfavorable economic state. In “The Destructors,” by Graham Green, Greene shows the reader the effects of the war nine years after it ended. He uses a gang of children and an elderly man to convey that children raised within a poor and violent time, become violent and desensitized, but kids will be kids, no matter…

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