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ANTITHETICAL FORCES IN TWO NOVELS OF GRAHAM GREENE

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1987
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This thesis demonstrates the dichotomy of opposing political and theological beliefs in two novels of Graham Greene. The journey motif in both the whiskey priest of The Power and the Glory and the Monsignor in Monsignor Quixote parallel the author's development from the youthful political zealot determined to right universal wrongs to the mature acquiescent accepting a unified world as an impossibility. In Monsignor Quixote, Greene depicts a spirit of compassion enlarged by exposure and acceptance of diametrically opposite beliefs. The friendship of the Catholic and Communist enable each to acknowledge the validity of the other's ideas. Their dreams function as concrete and abstract elements in plot development and characterization. This study extrapolates the paradoxical fact of this author's personality as it reveals the serious nature of the young and old Greene, then delights us with the lighter side, thus sensitizing us to elements both tragic and comic.
Title: ANTITHETICAL FORCES IN TWO NOVELS OF GRAHAM GREENE.
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Name(s): ROSS, HELEN KALOFF.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Peyton, Ann, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla.
Place of Publication: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 75 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis demonstrates the dichotomy of opposing political and theological beliefs in two novels of Graham Greene. The journey motif in both the whiskey priest of The Power and the Glory and the Monsignor in Monsignor Quixote parallel the author's development from the youthful political zealot determined to right universal wrongs to the mature acquiescent accepting a unified world as an impossibility. In Monsignor Quixote, Greene depicts a spirit of compassion enlarged by exposure and acceptance of diametrically opposite beliefs. The friendship of the Catholic and Communist enable each to acknowledge the validity of the other's ideas. Their dreams function as concrete and abstract elements in plot development and characterization. This study extrapolates the paradoxical fact of this author's personality as it reveals the serious nature of the young and old Greene, then delights us with the lighter side, thus sensitizing us to elements both tragic and comic.
Identifier: 14413 (digitool), FADT14413 (IID), fau:11214 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1987.
Subject(s): Greene, Graham,--1904---Power and the glory
Greene, Graham,--1904---Monsignor Quixote
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