Study Guide

The Quiet American Part 3, Chapter 1: Section 4

By Graham Greene

Part 3, Chapter 1: Section 4

  • To get away, Fowler goes north to see the war he's paid to write about.
  • On condition that he not write about it, a young officer named Captain Trouin takes him along on a raid. It will involve a dive-bomb.
  • He witnesses from the sky the bombing of a village.
  • On the fifteen dive Fowler remembers how much he hates war.
  • They take a detour back so as to catch a sunset.