The Adventures of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 1 of 7
Not the best role model
Today’s episode open’s with a little history on Harry Lime. It connects the Harry Lime of the radio plays with the Harry Lime of the 1949 movie, The Third Man. So, who is Harry Lime? As a story character, Harry Lime is a criminal. Unlike our other stories, our hero is not a police detective or a private eye. He is a wanted criminal. He is wanted for breaking the law. The police would like to find him and arrest him. He’s a businessman involved in illegal activity — anything to make a quick buck. And yet, he’s the main character of our story, the hero that we want to see win. How does the bad guy become our hero? I hope that is something we can discuss as the story progresses and I hope you join me in the comments below or at https://wwww.englishmomentum.com.
Down on his luck
As this story begins, we find Harry sitting in a pub in Paris, drinking a beer and reading the newspaper. A business deal that he had lined up didn’t work out. He had expected to make some money, but now he’s down to his last dollar.
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