Theme in somerset Maugham's the Man with the Scar

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  1. Laydhee New Member

    hong kong, cantonese
    Dear all,

    I am currently reading the short story by Somerset Maugham's "The Man with the Scar" and I have several points that I wish someone could help me clarify.

    1) Who is the protagonist in the story? (Although the storyis told by the narrator, he does not have an active part in the central story.) Or is the general, the protagonist?

    2) What is the underlying theme? Is it that the human beings can be selfish to the extent that they can kil someone they love?

    Thank you!!!
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Interpretation of entire literary works is beyond the scope of these forums. Please
    use other research tools.

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