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The Heart of Faith in Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 150-154

Keywords : religious faith views; Graham Greene.;

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There is no question that Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter is a work that tackles religious faith views. Through the principal character, Major Scobie, Greene tries to show his own concept of true faith. Major Scobie, the police commissioner is put in the divine-earthly balance equation and is left alone to lead up his way. This paper is an attempt to piece together Graham Greene's ideas around the truth of faith. The strategy adopted in the paper is to follow Major Scobie's words and actions and to put them in the scale of Christian dogma to weigh their truth. At last, the paper presents the results it attained in the conclusion. It concludes that there is a deal of hypocrisy or self-deception built in the principal character, Major Scobie that extends from the beginning to the end of the novel that affects the truth of faith.

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