Comparing selected aspects of Somerset Maugham's "Ashenden by Sylvio Konkol PDF

By Sylvio Konkol

ISBN-10: 366803463X

ISBN-13: 9783668034631

Seminar paper from the yr 2013 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, summary: Espionage and love seem as heavily comparable concerns in the course of the historical past of the British undercover agent novel. among the 2 domain names there turns out to exist a mutual appeal in addition to an incompatibility. The tasks of the secret agent might placed an finish to his amorous affairs, or a love affair could cause the failure of an immense espionage venture. the key agent can give in to emotional emotions, whatever the risks this involves, or he may well prey upon love because the weakness of one other, an enemy secret agent maybe. And in certain cases, like that of The Quiet American, the key warfare affecting the destiny of a rustic turns into coincident with the struggle for the affection of a lady.

This paper goals at evaluating British undercover agent novels, Graham Greene's The Quiet American (1955) and a share of Somerset Maugham's Ashenden: or The British Agent (1928). when it comes to bearing in mind the actual historic context on the time of the novels' book, the comparability specializes in the subsequent issues: first of all, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally with reference to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yank, and the British view upon him. eventually, the depictions of the unique jap settings – Russia and Vietnam respectively – and of the ladies personifying them, in addition to their romantic relationships in the direction of the male protagonists. after all, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just definite trends within the improvement of the secret agent novel style, but in addition the sociocultural flip from colonialism to post-colonialism.

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