Study Guide

The Quiet American Characters

By Graham Greene

Thomas Fowler

Getting on in years, cynical beyond repair, and uninvolved in people's lives as much as he can...

Alden Pyle

Everything we know of Pyle we get from none other than Thomas Fowler himself. Despite calling...

Phuong

Fowler himself admits that he might not understand Phuong, his young lover. He certainly doesn't...

Vigot

Vigot is the French police officer charged with investigating Pyle's death. Well, investigating...

Bill Granger

Mr. Chou and Mr. Heng

A warehouse owner and his assistant, these two men have evidence that Pyle is arming General...

Dominguez

An Indian man, Dominguez is Fowler's assistant who does a lot of Fowler's job. He's a humble man...

Miss Hei

Miss Hei is Phuong's sister who works for the economic attaché as a typist. She wants a...

Joe the Economic Attaché

Move over Joe the Plumber, Joe the Economic Attaché is a diplomatic official from the U.S....

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