Essays Tagged: "Pyle"

Graham Greene and his novel "Quiet American"

th Vietnam and anticipates U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The novel*s protagonist, Alden Pyle, who is ignorant of Oriental culture, is depicted as a symbol of American arrogance (1537).Writ ... French-Vietminh war. A British reporter, Fowler, tells the story from his point of view. Fowler and Pyle were both in love with the same woman, Phuong. Phuong first started off as Fowler*s girlfriend, ...

(3 pages) 195 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analyzing the Love between Phuong and Fowler in "The Quiet American" as it gradually increases as time goes on

us an unsteady feeling about Fowler and Phuong in regard to their relationship. After the death of Pyle, in Chapter 1 (11-22), Fowler treats Phuong as if she was a sexual material and he thinks she i ... e interrupted to ask who he was.""I wonder whether she would consent to sleep with me that night if Pylenever came, but I knew when I had smoked four pipes I would no longerwant her"(14).On the other ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Paved in Innocence: The Quiet American

focuses around two characters: Thomas Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British war reporter and Alden Pyle, a seemingly naive American Aide Officer. Although Pyle of Graham Greene's The Quiet American h ... cent while carrying out U.S. policies in Vietnam, he brings about destruction and corruption. First Pyle becomes involved in a complex lover's triangle, between him, Fowler, and Fowler's Vietnamese lo ...

(6 pages) 114 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Quiet American", by Graham Greene: Fowler and Pyle, comparative synopsis.

urmoil is none better displayed through his indecisive nature about whether or not he is similar to Pyle, the naive, inexperienced, and serious American operative working under the guise of an economi ... s complex web of determining who he really is, he makes the statement that "Was I so different from Pyle...? Must I too have my foot thrust in the mess of life before I saw the pain?" For as much as F ...

(6 pages) 91 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Quiet American" by Graham Greene: "In order to understand events clearly we must observe them at close range." How far does the novel show this to be true?

f such events as those occurring within the novel. This is shown in a comparison between Fowler and Pyle and how they react to various situations. The novel also demonstrates that how a view from far ... able him to view things at face value and not idolise about how they may be shown in a book (or how Pyle sees them). His first hand view of the war enables him to understand the obscenity and futility ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.7 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Quiet American "Fowler presents himself as a selfish and uncaring man." Is this how the reader finally sees him?

but only for the companionship she offers to him. This is especially expressed when Fowler says to Pyle "I don't care for her interests. You can have her interests. I only want her body. I want her i ... s in itself is incredibly selfish of Fowler. Although Fowler is constantly sarcastic and cynical to Pyle "Like any other woman she'd rather have a good…" He does still see himself as Pyle's pro ...

(3 pages) 4948 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

You Can't Hack It Little Girl

the psychological break down and is most obviously seen in the transformation of the character Pvt. Pyle. He comes to the Marine Corps as a naive, harmless young man who is guided by the optimism that ... he various lessons they must learn as soldiers. A distinct change in both of these men is seen when Pyle, much like Pvt. Green in Eisenhart's article, fails at becoming an exemplary soldier. Both of t ...

(2 pages) 879 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Ernie Pyle

Ernie Pyle By: Jenny Trembath March 20, 2000 Ernie Plye When a machine-gun bullet ended the life o ... Jenny Trembath March 20, 2000 Ernie Plye When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans spoke of him in the same breath as they had Frankl ... s, the loss of him was as great as the loss of the wartime president.Since WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle was so famous, his death on the battlefront came as a shock to people around the world. ...

(4 pages) 694 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Graham Greene's The Quiet American: Alden Pyle as the Antagonist

Greene is a story of how the lives of two very different characters – Thomas Fowler and Alden Pyle get intertwined. Fowler is a cynical, jaded, middle-aged war correspondent while Pyle is young, ... ll of ideas. Despite being portrayed as naive and well-intentioned, I agree with the statement that Pyle is the ‘bad guy’, or rather, the antagonist in the novel.Alden Pyle came from a well- ...

(4 pages) 14 0 4.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Encountering conflict

of another.This trait can be seen in Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American' through the character of Pyle who's fear of Communism spreading across Vietnam and Indochina, causes him to become an instrum ... ment of a "Third Force" in Vietnam. "he was armored by his good intentions and his ignorance". When Pyle enters Vietnam he is ignorant of the Vietnamese culture and ideals and is fixated on the creati ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

quiet american

Wayne DoerscherFowler and Pyle; Alike or not?Throughout the novel "The Quiet American", authored by Graham Greene, a conflict ... fusion is none better displayed through his indecisive nature about whether or not he is similar to Pyle, the naive, inexperienced, and serious American working as an economic aid missionary. As we ar ... he web of Fowler determining who he really is, Fowler starts wondering if he is very different from Pyle. As much as Fowler doubts himself the characters of Fowler and Pyle are different in many ways. ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American