The Quiet American - Study Guide Part 3 Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Fowler returns home from the war zone to find Pyle waiting for him. Pyle knows that Fowler went to his office and says it's better to talk privately. Pyle gives him a telegram from England that says Fowler has been granted his request to stay in Viet Nam rather than be assigned a desk job in England.

Pyle says he plans to take Phuong to America to meet his family and have a proper wedding. Fowler thinks to himself that perhaps Pyle will be better for Phuong than he himself would be. As Pyle leaves, Fowler calls to him and confronts him about the bicycle bombs. He warns Pyle not to trust in Harding's ideas or General The, but rather to listen to the Brits who have a lot of experience with colonialism. Pyle replies, "I thought you didn't take sides."

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