The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (Characters (Alec Leamas (Wants to live…
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
What I learned
Spies and agents are a broad concept that's easy to stereotype in modern tv show and movie series
I really enjoyed spies, agents and their typical assets. To me it's very intriguing and interesting
What kind of people spy?
Poeple who are willing to take risks
an we afford to be moral?
It depends on what we want to be moral for
If you do the wrong thing for the right, then your being moral, choosing to do the greater good, like Leamas when he tries to kill Mundt
Why do people spy?
They know they will get what they want in the end
Questions and thoughts
What might the cold be symbolizing?
Maybe the life of dangerous, depressing and sickening?
The Berlin Wall
The divide of two different societies
The reality of betrayal
Represents the struggles of societies
Takes place around this time
Describes the weather a lot
A metaphorical term used to represent the verge of sickening, and danger
They are spies so they have to be stealthy.
One big theme i have noticed is Morality , especially in chapter 8
The Antagonist in the novel is Han Dieter
It turns out Karl's cover has been blown.
Meets his Agent Karl Riemeck at the Berlin Checkpoint
Alec is the head of the Berlin station
An acquaintance of Leamas who's cover was blown and he was killed
A jew and a believer of the communist cause
Believed that killing people was a step towards communism
Becomes an acquaintance with Leamas as soon as he suspects the case with Mundt
the lady of Alleline
The leader of the Berlin wall, killed Karl, member of the Nazi party, murderer and British agent
Nearly Kills George
Since he believed in communism, he left the circus
Could be a possible British agent
Wants to live a normal life
Wants to quit and be with Liz
British spy who's sent over to the Berlin wall