Faculty of Arts
Department of English and American Studies
English Language and Literature
Marie BartoÃ Â¡ovÃÂ¡
The NaÃÂ¯ve and Innocent -
The Role of Americans in Graham Greene's novels
Major Bachelor's Thesis
Supervisor: doc. Mgr. Milada FrankovÃÂ¡, CSc., M.A
I declare that I have worked on this bachelor thesis independently, using only primary and secondary sources listed in the bibliography.
Marie BartoÃ Â¡ovÃÂ¡Ã¯Â¿Â½
I would like to thank my supervisor doc. Mgr. Milada FrankovÃÂ¡, CSc., M.A., for her kind and valuable advice and help.
1. Introduction 5
2. The Life of Graham Greene 7
3. The Work of Graham Greene 9
4. Involvement and Disloyalty 12
5. The Anti-Greene USA in the 1950's 14
6. The Quiet and Innocent (The Quiet American) 16
7. The Turn Point in Greene's Political Development in the 1960's 27
8. The Naive and Quixotic Smiths (The Comedians) 32
9. Graham Greene as a Sympathiser with Communism 37
10. Conclusion 42
Appendix I.: The List of Works by Graham Greene
Appendix II.: An Invitation to Voyage
The topic of the thesis deals with anti-Americanism in Graham Greene's novels. The study will focus on Greene's political development. Graham Greene was a name in the West as well as in the Communist countries in the times of the Iron Curtain. The times of the Cold War are long time over and Graham Greene's works tend to be forgotten. Greene's young readers do not have knowledge of the political background of his work in comparison to his readership of the Communist Czechoslovakia. Nevertheless, Greene is still attractive to be read because of catchy thrilling plots and a fallibility of main characters. Greene as a Catholic author - that is the most frequent issue. But what about his...