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The Quiet American Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2 Chapter 2 Summary

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Part 2 Chapter 2 Summary

This is a very long complex chapter divided into three parts. Fowler is in Tanyin, a place dominated by Caodaists. Caodaism is a religion that blends Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity. He interviews a deputy of the Pope of Caodaism and inwardly believes everything he says is insincere. He believes the deputy is giving him a canned speech. Then he meets Pyle, who is always imposing friendship on Fowler. Pyle is trying to get his Buick repaired.

Fowler goes into a Caodaist temple and finds the statues of Christ, Buddha, and Confucius an annoying mix. He thinks about his wife and convinces himself she will not give him a divorce. Since Pyle's car is still broken, Pyle agrees to ride with Fowler to the next town.

In the second part of this chapter, Pyle and Fowler chat as they ride together. Pyle tells Fowler that he...

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