The End of the Affair paper

The End of the Affair paper - Mary Turner GHUM 200 Sec. 2...

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Mary Turner GHUM 200 Sec . 2 19 November 2007 The Truth of a Novel Fact does not always have to be presented to capture one’s attention; fiction can just as easily intrigue a person . When a novel is written, it does not necessarily have to tell a story of truth but can tell a story of fiction instead . An important understanding in fiction novels is that it does not always matter if the story is real as long as the story is true to life, can entertain, or the reader can relate to the events that take place . I have read many novels and I understand that not all have been based on facts . The reason I continued to read each novel was because I was able to either relate to the moral of the story or found the novel to be realistic and believable . Novels are not always written to prove an idea or change an opinion . They can simply be written to allow readers to question their beliefs and ideas based on the events that take place within the novel . It is up to the reader to choose whether a novel is worthy enough to change the way they think . In The End of the Affair , Graham Greene tells a story from his perspective not to change the reader’s mind, but to allow the reader to decide for himself whether the information provided is beneficial and convincing enough to question their thoughts . Graham Greene’s novel is based around an affair between main characters Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles and the events that come from it . In the beginning of the novel, the narrator, Maurice Bendrix, states: “So this is a record of hate far more than
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of love…I am writing against the bias because it is my professional pride to prefer the near-truth, even to the expression of my near-hate”(1) . Maurice tells the reader that what he writes is from his point of view and his own opinion of the presented situations and he does not force what he believes onto his readers . It is up to the reader to decide what they want to believe and think . Since the initial belief stated by Maurice is based around a portrayal of hate,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GHUM 200 taught by Professor Turner during the Fall '07 term at James Madison University.

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