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

By Sylvio Konkol

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 similar concerns during the background 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 undercover agent might positioned an finish to his amorous affairs, or a love affair could cause the failure of an incredible espionage project. the key agent can give in to emotional emotions, whatever the hazards this includes, or he could prey upon love because the weakness of one other, an enemy undercover agent probably. And on occasion, 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 considering the actual historic context on the time of the novels' book, the comparability makes a speciality of the subsequent issues: to start with, the respective depiction of the undercover agent and his actions, additionally in regards to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yank, and the British view upon him. eventually, 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. in any case, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just definite developments within the improvement of the undercover agent novel style, but in addition the sociocultural flip from colonialism to post-colonialism.

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