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Graham Greenes The Quiet American is a story about love The main focus of this love is from Pyle and Fowler to Phuong Through the novel Fowler and Pyle battle for this womens love but the reality is that Phuongs love is not obtainable The two men even speak of her in the third person which reflects their idea of her as an object Phuong sells herself to the highest bidder and is just looking for the best situation for herself Phuongs whoring personality is seen through her relationships with three characters during the course of the novelIn Phuongs relationship with Fowler she is treated like a prostitute Fowlers relationship with Phuong is built on sex I dont care that for her interests I only want her body I want her in bed with me Id rather ruin her and sleep with her than than look after her damned interests p 59While he does later express an interest to divorce his wife and marry Phuong this interest only arose out of the possibility of losing her in bed Fowler doesnt want a deep relationship he just wants security and to feel comfortable This is seen in his conversation with Pyle in the tower I just dont want to be alone in my last decade thats all p 104 Fowler would rather be with a woman that he didnt love than have to be alone Phuong provides an easy woman to obtain with little emotional involvement Fowler just flat out uses Phuong as one would a prostitute He takes sex from her and a sense of security All this is in exchange for sustaining her lifestyle Fowlers and Phuongs needs compliment each others but Pyle provides a more enterprising opportunity for PhuongIn her relationship with Pyle she shows how willing she is to sell herself She goes behind Fowler who is the man she is with to pursue possibilities with Pyle While
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