How is the theme of pride seen in The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene?

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  • 8 years ago
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    According to Greene himself, "The character of Scobie was intended to show that pity can be the expression of almost monstrous pride." And again according to Greene, it didn't work the way he intended. Readers sympathized with Scobie and blamed his condition on Scobie's wife. Read this and more below. Pay attention to the part about Scobie's suicide.


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  • Shauna
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    4 years ago

    I like "The Quiet American" (same author). Its a very, very good book. I found "The End of an Affair" less exciting, personally.

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