The Quiet American Essays and Term Papers

  • The Quiet American

    [edit] Thomas Fowler is a British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Vietnam for over two years. He meets a young American idealist named Alden Pyle, who lives his life and forms his opinions based on the books written by York Harding, who writes books on foreign policy...

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  • The Quiet American

    The Quiet American is a novel that captures a period of time in a country that is consumed by a war, a war with deep foreign involvement. In amongst all of the political and social unrest within the country is Thomas Fowler, a British journalist. Throughout the novel we see Fowler's interactions with...

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  • Quiet American

    The Quiet American: Choose a novel which explores in an effective way a theme which is important to you. A novel of which explores a certain theme, the abusive corruption of American power is Graham Greene’s “The Quiet American”. Greene’s novel is set in the French colony, Vietnam, which is soon to...

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  • The Quiet American

    choose a side, and in some cases, a side is not chosen, but given. The Vietnam War depicts this idea, as does Germany during the cold war. In “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene, similar ideas can be drawn from the text. During the Vietnam War, a major division between the north and the south occurred...

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  • the quiet american

    Thi Kim Lien Literature and movies (XH541) Group 1 Reflective journal 2: The Quiet American April 4, 2014 The Quiet American: A wartime love triangle One of the famous novels written by Graham Green, The Quiet American was adapted into the film with the same name directed by Phillip Noyce in 2002...

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  • the quiet american

    Novel Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American in 1955. The book is a novel based on Greene's experience traveling and reporting on the war which the Vietnam were waging against the French colonial army in Vietnam in the early 1950's. (Donaghy,1983) The Quiet American Summary Vietnam is only understood...

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  • Quiet American

    The author of The Quiet American book; Graham Greene, explores the theme of idealism vs. realism strongly but delicately; because it is present as the background of the novel. In this paper, I will try to give my feelings and arguments of how I think the author managed to deliver a complete story with...

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  • The Quiet American

    Graham Green's novel, The Quiet American takes place in Vietnam as the French Colonization of the country is coming closer to an end. It is a time where the American's are beginning to arrive in Vietnam with hope of ending the colonization while attempting to "protect" the south from communism and the...

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  • quiet american

    Wayne Doerscher Fowler and Pyle; Alike or not? Throughout the novel "The Quiet American", 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 insight into the...

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  • The Quiet American

    world, cynical self-interest or blind idealism? The Quiet American by Graham Greene explores this question. It is set in Vietnam, mostly in Saigon, before the French left. Its main characters are an English reporter named Thomas Fowler, an American spy called Alden Pyle, and a Vietnamese woman of Chinese...

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  • The Quiet American

    Victorino Mapa High School Quiapo, Manila The Quiet American By: Graham Greene Danielle May P. Basilio IV-4 Mrs.Ballinan I. About the Author Graham Greene was born in 1904 and educated at Berhamsted School, where his father was the headmaster. On coming down from Balliol College...

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  • The Quiet American

    Fowler constructs Pyle as a naïve young man who is an innocent victim of dogmatic and simplistic ideologies. Fowler sees American culture and Democracy as a corrupting influence on an innocent Pyle. This is exhibited th relational processes, where Pyle, as the carrier, is given attributes such as "innocent"...

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  • The Quiet American

    The Quiet American (1955) is a novel (ISBN 0099478390) written by British author Graham Greene. It has been adapted into films twice, in 1958 and in 2002. Plot Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. Set in Saigon, Vietnam in the early 1950s during the end of the First Indochina War...

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  • The Quiet American

    The Quiet American In The Quiet American Grahm Green writes of a complex love triangle taking place in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He chooses Thomas Fowler as the protagonist to tell the story from a biased point of view. From the beginning, Fowler proclaims that he is objective. As the story progresses...

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  • The Quiet American

    Written Explanations | ½ mark | ½ mark | Form | You have identified the broad (imaginative, expository or persuasive) and specific form (eg. letter, opinion piece, short story, speech). | You have explained how features of the specific form are going to be used (eg. knowledge of text type features)...

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  • The Quiet American

    February 2011 The Quiet American Graham Greene’s novel, The Quiet American, ended on a high note as Pyle’s life was sacrificed to save hundreds of Vietnamese innocents and Fowler and Phuong were reunited as a couple. Alden Pyle was presumed to be an innocent, young American, until the truth surfaced...

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  • Quiet American

    The Quiet American is an anti-war novel by British author Graham Greene, first published in United Kingdom in 1955 and in the United States in 1956. It was adapted into films in 1958 and 2002. The book draws on Greene's experiences as a war correspondent for The Times and Le Figaro in French Indochina...

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  • The Quiet American

    Sometimes there isn’t a fight between good and evil. Sometimes there are just varying levels of evil and the reader has to decide what is worse. The Quiet American is a story about the moral complexities of life, and how a simple, reductionist view of a conflict, of a country, or of a person is never possible...

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  • The Quiet American

    "The Quiet American" How long can you sit on the fence and not get involved? How long before you're forced to choose sides? Thomas Fowler learns the answers to this dilemma the hard way. Fowler at the onset of our story, describes himself as being an objective observer, purposely not taking sides...

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  • Context: the Quiet American

    protect the people and therefore a succession of these slaughters may force the French into submission and surrender – much like Hiroshima did for the Americans and Japanese. Has humanity not learned from their mistakes? Again with Hiroshima, the atomic bomb was a huge development in human warfare, although...

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