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

By Sylvio Konkol

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2013 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, summary: Espionage and love seem as heavily comparable issues during the heritage of the British undercover agent novel. among the 2 domain names there turns out to exist a mutual allure in addition to an incompatibility. The tasks of the undercover agent may possibly positioned an finish to his amorous affairs, or a love affair can cause the failure of a huge espionage project. the key agent can provide 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 possibly. And occasionally, like that of The Quiet American, the key battle 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). in terms of bearing in mind the actual ancient context on the time of the novels' ebook, the comparability specializes in the subsequent issues: to start with, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally with reference to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yankee, 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 spite of everything, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just convinced trends within the improvement of the undercover agent novel style, but in addition the sociocultural flip from colonialism to post-colonialism.

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