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Jealousy

Jealousy

by Peter Toohey,
Psychology Today, December 23, 2014

Maurice Bendrix, the narrator of Graham Greene’s novel The End of the Affair, acknowledges that he measures love “by the extent of my jealousy.” Throughout his relationship with Sarah, who refused to divorce her husband, Bendrix “was like a police officer gathering evidence of a crime that had not yet been committed.” When the affair ends, he hires a private detective to discern the identity of Sarah’s new lover.

 

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