American Quite essay

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Masaryk University

Faculty of Arts

Department of English and American Studies

English Language and Literature

Marie Bartošová

The Naïve and Innocent -

The Role of Americans in Graham Greene's novels

Major Bachelor's Thesis

Supervisor: doc. Mgr. Milada Franková, CSc., M.A


Author's Statement:

I declare that I have worked on this bachelor thesis independently, using only primary and secondary sources listed in the bibliography.

Marie Bartošová�


I would like to thank my supervisor doc. Mgr. Milada Franková, 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


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