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The International Theme

The International Theme - : cultures.Inparticular,

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The International Theme Implicit to one degree or another in very nearly everything James wrote is the concept of the  international contrast: the juxtaposition of cultures and persons embodying characteristics of those  cultures. In particular, this contrast takes the form of the study of the American abroad, the American  exposed to established Old World values and traditions, the clash of American innocence and  inexperience with European maturity and experience. In  The Ambassadors , this conflict finds  expression in the contrasting worlds of Woollett and Paris, the values represented by the Newsomes  and Pococks set against the values of the Parisian society in which Lambert Strether finds himself. In his "scenario" or project of  The Ambassadors,  James describes Strether as "of sufficiently typical 
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