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— THE TENTH MAN THE TENTH MAN BY GRAHAM GREENE The Tenth Man By Graha

— THE TENTH MANTHE TENTH MAN BY GRAHAM GREENE The Tenth Manby Graham Greene The book The Tenth Man by Graham Greene takes place in France in the 1940s duringthe German occupation of France during the second world war. It starts of in a German prisonwith the narrator talking about the prisoners singling out two specific characters, the Mayor ofBourge and Pierre an engine driver. Through a situation concerning these two we are introducedto the main character, Jean-Louis Chavel who changes his last name to Charlot. The narratorgoes on to describe who the prisoner can here executions ever night. One night a German waskilled so for punishment three prisoners were to be killed from each shed. To be fair the cellwhere the story starts the men drew marked paper from a shoe. Chavel drew the last markedslip which condemned him to death and went into histeria. In his histeria he offered to give everything he owned to someone if they died for him. A man named Janvier, thinking of his sister andmother, spoke up and took his offer. After the agreement Janvier drew up a will leavingeverything he now owned to his sister and mother. The next morning he was executed. The storythen shifts to months later in Paris where Chavel, who name has been changed to Charlot, islooking for a job since he gave every thing he had away. Charlot then returned to his old homewhere he meets Janviers’s sister and mother. Because Janvier’s sister, Therese, did not nowwho he relay was, she gave him a job because he knew her brother. While working at thehouse Charlot had several run-ins with many childhood and adult friends but managed to foolthem in some way or a another. Later, a beggar comes along and acts as if he is the real Chavelto escape persecution for being a collaborator with the Germans during the occupation.vividly he explains the whole story pretty well and convinces Therese that he is the real Chavel. Charlot allows him to stay the night and finds out he knew the story and what he wanted. As aplan to get all the land and money that Therese got from her brother, the impostor Chavelconvinces Therese that Charlot made him look bad and her brother proposed the deal to him. While proving that the impostor was infact an impostor Charlot was shot and killed. Before hedied he made sure that Therese would receive no trouble about the property and money byleaving it to her in his will.One moral issue in this book was the willingness to give up your life for another and themotives for doing so. People sometimes sacrifice their life for another when that other person isfaced with death. I think the author put this in the book because in today’s society very littlepeople are willing to give up their life to save another, and if they are willing they usually woulddo it for the wrong reasons. For example in the book Janvier gave up his life for another but hismotive was unclear. He could have done it for his own personal glory because he would havedied a rich man what should not be important to you. He could have also done it for his familyso they didn’t have to live the rest of their life in a struggle to survive. He could have also done itto save Chavel life because he thought it was the right thing to do.Also in the end of the bookChavel gave up his life so Therese would have no problems with land arguments and because heloved her. In present day life I believe that most people would hesitate to save someone else ifthey could end up dying or getting seriously injured. For example if someone was going to gethit by a car and another person had a chance to push the other person out of the way but theymay injure or kill themselves in the process, I don’t think they will try to