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A How setting shows the main theme A How symbolism shows the main theme B How characters show symbolism A How characters show the main theme 1 Mr and Mrs Fellow Mr Tench A What makes up the main theme In the novel The Power and the Glory Graham Greene uses the elements offiction to show a main theme Some of the elements he uses are them characterssymbolism and setting The way Greene uses these elements to show a main themefor his novel is very good The elements come together to show the theme whichis pity Pity for a fellow human beingSetting is a major element of fiction The setting of a piece of literature canset the mood of the scene Setting can also make the reader feel a certain way Some of the scenes in The Power and the Glory evoke certain feelings in thereader In the scene when the whiskey priest was put the crowded jail for havingliquor on him Greene makes the scene so horrible that you cant help but feel sorryfor the priest As Kenneth Allott said The crowded unseen figures in the darkseem like shapes from a Dore hell182 In the scenes when the priest is travelingfrom town to town the setting is very rough Through dense forests and completedarkness he travels and again the reader feels pity for someone he doesnt knowbut feels connected to because of being human As Kenneth Allott said There is ablanketing sense of crueltys omnipresence and very frequently this mood issymbolized by a peculiar background of squalor 15 Some critics think that thenovel is a melodramatic thriller about a policeman chasing a priest romanticizedby its religious significance and its exotic Mexican settingPryce-Jones 58Another important element of fiction is symbolism Symbolism in a novelcan bring some insight to what its theme might be A lot of the charactersatmospheres and objects contain
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