|The Honorary Consul
Latin America and its way of life is the setting to Graham Green's story. It is a story of terror and kidnap, a story of two men's love to a woman out of a brothel. All this is a discussion about the love & honour in a person, in a violent atmosphere. The Honorary Consul is a book of conflicts and paradoxes, which will be discussed in this book report.
The main character in the book is Doctor Eduardo Plarr. Dr. Plarr is the only Doctor in a small town. He was half English, half Spanish. The English part of him was in prison or dead, and the Spanish part was a fat woman in Buenos Aires who loved cakes. In fact, Eduardo's mother love for cakes is the only real love in the book. A reader could hesitate if Eduardo loved Clara (Clara is a girl out of a brothel, the wife of Charley Fortnum, the British honorary consul who was kidnapped), but he couldn't do it in this cakes. It affected Dr. Plarr, for he didn't love people. He only committed adultery with them and sav...