New PDF release: Comparing selected aspects of Somerset Maugham's "Ashenden

By Sylvio Konkol

ISBN-10: 366803463X

ISBN-13: 9783668034631

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2013 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1,0, college of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, summary: Espionage and love seem as heavily comparable issues during the historical past of the British undercover agent novel. among the 2 domain names there turns out to exist a mutual charm in addition to an incompatibility. The tasks of the secret agent might positioned an finish to his amorous affairs, or a love affair can cause the failure of a massive espionage challenge. the key agent can give in to emotional emotions, whatever the risks this includes, or he may perhaps prey upon love because the weakness of one other, an enemy secret agent possibly. And from time to time, 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 girl.

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 making an allowance for the actual historic context on the time of the novels' e-book, the comparability makes a speciality of the next issues: to start with, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally in regards to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yankee, and the British view upon him. ultimately, the depictions of the unique japanese settings – Russia and Vietnam respectively – and of the ladies personifying them, in addition to their romantic relationships in the direction of the male protagonists. finally, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just convinced developments within the improvement of the undercover agent novel style, but additionally the sociocultural flip from colonialism to post-colonialism.

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