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Contrasting Characters from The Quiet American

Summary: Compares and contrasts characters from the Vietnam era novel, The Quiet American, by Graham Greene. Demonstrates how Pyle acted for the common good, but Fowler only acted for himself. Examines political and emotional reasons for the differences between the two men.
In "The Quiet American", Pyle, through little and big actions, exhibited desire to make the world a better place. From his devotion to the well been of Vietnam and its people, to his genuine love for Phuong, we recognized that he was not only a hero, an almost ideal protagonist, he was also a humanitarian. Fowler on the other hand, even if he wasn't exactly worlds apart from Pyle, but unlike Pyle, he wasn't a humanitarian, but merely a human, a human with love that led to betrayal. His actions were solely intended to benefit himself, and we were demonstrated of this very clearly.

Pyle yearned for the end to the madness in Vietnam. "York Harding" as a motif, symbolized hope for Vietnam, and Pyle was genuinely interested in Harding's perspective on Vietnam and had upheld his theory of mental concepts and the third force. This deduced that...

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