Noble is a young soldier of comparable rank to Bonaparte who also takes a liking to the British prisoners. His brother is a priest, so he’s a religious believer. This puts him at odds with Awkins, who needles him constantly about his belief in god and the afterlife, which he’s unable to fully defend.
Noble Quotes in Guests of the Nation
The Guests of the Nation quotes below are all either spoken by Noble or refer to Noble. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Guests of the Nation published in 1982.).
Part 4 Quotes
Noble Character Timeline in Guests of the Nation
The timeline below shows where the character Noble appears in Guests of the Nation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...‘Awkins argues that the capitalist class bribes the priesthood to distract the common man, while Noble responds that people believed in “the next world” long before capitalists existed. (full context)
...further, and he continues to mock Biblical beliefs using offensive and profane language that irritates Noble. Belcher just humors him by agreeing periodically while warming himself by the fireplace. (full context)
...as he returns to the house. When he arrives, the religious argument between ‘Awkins and Noble is still raging. ‘Awkins challenges Noble on the gaps in his belief in the afterlife,... (full context)