The Quiet American Setting & Symbolism

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The Milk Fountain

Phuong goes there every day to gossip and have a malted milk except on the day of the bombing.

Rue Catinat

This is the street where Fowler lives with Phuong.

The Continental

Everyone meets everyone else at this popular hotel and restaurant in Saigon.

Diloactin

Pyle is smuggling this ingredient from the United States to be used in explosives.

Opium

Fowler smokes this drug with Phuong. Fowler thinks it makes him more Eastern in his outlook and less emotional.

Duke

Pyle's big black dog is named Duke. He was murdered along with Pyle.

York Harding

This author's books are very important to Pyle. He takes all his ideas and theories from an intellectual named York Harding, who advocates, "a Third Force" in Viet Nam.

Economic Mission

Pyle's supposedly works for the Economic Mission in Viet Nam. In reality he is a secret American agent.

The Third Force

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