In "The American Embassy," this man stands behind the embassy narrator in line at the American embassy. He attempts, unsuccessfully, to engage her in conversation. Though he praises the editors of the democratic press (and unknowingly, the narrator's husband), he seems unwilling to do any hard and dangerous reporting himself.
The man behind her Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by The man behind her or refer to The man behind her. 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 Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
The American Embassy Quotes
Yes, of course. Not all of us can do it. That is the real problem with us in this country, we don't have enough brave people.
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The man behind her Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character The man behind her appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The American Embassy
...file of her documents. She stares straight ahead and ignores the newspaper and food vendors. The man behind her asks if she has change, and she tries to focus and tell him no. She... (full context)
...smuggle her husband out of the country. The day before that, life had been normal. The man behind her wonders if the people in the American embassy enjoy watching the soldiers whip people. The... (full context)