Essays Tagged: "The Quiet American"

Graham Greene and his novel "Quiet American"

Many adjectives have been used to describe the novels and plays of Graham Greene - timely, religious, melodramatic, even 'seedy'' (Graham Green ... , A Collection of Critical Essays, back cover). Although this may not be entirely true in Greene's other work, it is certainly true in his novel, The Quiet American. The Quiet American is judged as on ... in foreign countries (Introduction). According to World Literature Critics editor, James P. Draper,The Quiet American is set in South Vietnam and anticipates U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict. ...

(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

Vague RelationshipIn the world of literary novels and movies, one can always find a masterpiece that stands out due to it ... a masterpiece that stands out due to its originality and its perplexing narration. For example, on the Memento official website, many words from the critics, especially the phrases "a psychological b ... tics, especially the phrases "a psychological brain-teaser" or "intellectually novel film", attract the audience. The outstanding part of the Memento is its arrangement. It separates into two parts; t ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Quiet American" and "Bloods" and the style of american warfare used in both.

The Quiet American and Bloods are two different accounts of the Vietnam War in various stages of the ... wars development. Both portray a different approach to warfare by diverse types of American people. The contrast in the cultural backgrounds of the main characters of each book dramatically changes th ... the main characters of each book dramatically changes the way in which the Vietnamese soldiers view them as enemies. The state of American involvement is increased from a covert type in The Quiet Amer ...

(4 pages) 192 3 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Paved in Innocence: The Quiet American

Of all the conflicts that the United States engaged in during the late 20th century, none invoked the ire o ... an Vietnam. Even now it is somewhat of a taboo, something that if spoken about wrongly, could incur the wrath of those around you. Yet Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American is centered around just ... e's novel The Quiet American is centered around just that, as well as early U.S. involvement during the prologue to American troops being sent into the Vietnam. The novel primarily focuses around two ...

(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.

Throughout the novel "The Quiet American", authored by Graham Greene, a conflict of identity is seen to occur w ... Greene, a conflict of identity is seen to occur within the narrator and protagonist, Fowler. Due to the complexity of his character, Fowler as a narrator provides a valued yet sometimes flawed insight ... e turmoil of his mind. This turmoil 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 ...

(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?

The novel, “The Quiet American”, demonstrates that in order to understand events clearly, ... isdom and experience must be present to allow a clear view of such events as those occurring within the novel. This is shown in a comparison between Fowler and Pyle and how they react to various situa ... o demonstrates that how a view from far away may not necessarily be such a prominent one.Fowler, as the protagonist in "The Quiet American", originally considers himself detached from the events aroun ...

(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?

In The Quiet American, the character of Fowler is, at first, presented as a selfish and uncaring man. H ... is, at first, presented as a selfish and uncaring man. However, this is not how he is perceived at the end of the story. Initially, the reader is shown that Fowler's ego prevents him from thinking of ... nds a lot of time trying to convince us that he is not engage or involved. However, this is not how the reader finally sees Fowler at the conclusion of the story. As Fowler begins to get involved with ...

(3 pages) 4948 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Themes surrounding the Vietnam War.

Graham Greene's novel, "The Quiet American," explores a wide range of themes surrounding the dilemma in Vietnam during the I ... t military involvement in Vietnam, gives a perspective of Greene as himself as he was living during the time of turmoil in Vietnam through the main character Thomas Fowler. One can see the interest Gr ... haracter Thomas Fowler. One can see the interest Greene had in Vietnam and his opinions surrounding the chaotic atmosphere in Southeast Asia. Different characters represent different political views, ...

(6 pages) 17 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

The Quiet American”, written by Graham Greene is a story of how the lives of two very different ... ung, earnest and full 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 Pyl ... ;, or rather, the antagonist in the novel.Alden Pyle came from a well-respected family – his father has appeared on the cover of Times magazine as a renowned professor of underwater erosion and h ...

(4 pages) 14 0 4.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

quiet american

Wayne DoerscherFowler and Pyle; Alike or not?Throughout the novel "The Quiet American", authored by Graham Greene, a conflict of character within the narrat ... can", authored by Graham Greene, a conflict of character within the narrator, Thomas Fowler. Due to the complexity of his character, Fowler as a narrator provides a valuable yet sometimes blemished in ... nfusion of his mind. This confusion 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 econ ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Quiet American - Fowler and Pyle

1. In some ways, Greene's characters are representations of these various positions and, as such, have an element of contrivance about them. Fowler and Pyle, fo ... ent of contrivance about them. Fowler and Pyle, for instance, appear diametrically opposed: Fowler, the older Englishman, symbolic of the rational and calm attitudes brought about by experience and de ... young, naïve and overwhelmingly confident in his ability to create a better world, symbolic of the newness of America as a world power.2. The major focus of The Quiet American is upon the narrato ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American