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Pyle's Innocence in The Quiet American

Summary: The character Alden Pyle in Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American is a very patriotic, idealistic American who believed he could make a difference in the world in a country that he knew very little about. Pyle's innocence, naïveté, and inability to see the big picture would lead to fatal consequences for himself and for others.
The text, The Quiet American, is a story about two foreigners in China during the Indo-Chinese war. Thomas Fowler, a middle aged British reporter, and the other, Alden Pyle, who worked for the American Aid Mission. The two characters meet and their characteristics develop throughout the text. Although it appears that they are different, they are similar in subtle ways. Fowler appears as a close minded person who does not believe in God and does not get involved in Politics or other affairs. Pyle is very patriotic to America and rather idealistic in all that he does. Pyle seems to be naive towards thinking that he will be able to save a whole country, especially one as big as China. Just as he believes he can save Phuong Hai, by marrying her and getting her out of Vietnam. As Pyle's mind was fixated on one side of the...

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