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New Meetup: June Meetup - The Heart Of The Matter

From: Gary F.
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 3:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Classic Literature Book Club!

What: June Meetup - The Heart Of The Matter

When: Sunday, June 27,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Half Price Books
115 Belmont Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98122
[masked]

As Graham Greene himself saw it, The Heart of the Matter deals with the issue of pride. He illustrates this theme by describing Scobie, the main character of the book, as "a weak man with good intentions doomed by pride". He further says in the preface, "I had meant the story of Scobie to enlarge a theme which I had touched on in The Ministry of Fear, the disastrous effect on human beings of pity as distinct from compassion. I had written in The Ministry of Fear: 'Pity is cruel. Pity destroys. Love isn't safe when pity's prowling around.' The character of Scobie was intended to show that pity can be the expression of an almost monstrous pride.

Learn more here:
http://classics.meetup.com/68/calendar/13408061/

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