|Plot Summary of Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor|
|" Benedict Arnold was born in Connecticut in 1741. For a while he was one of America's heroes, a man who may have saved the entire American cause at the battle of Saratoga, but he was also America's most infamous traitor. He was obsessed with personal glory and wealth. He felt that the Americans did not appreciate him, so he joined the British. This act of treason would lead Benedict Arnold to become every bit as hated as he once was admired.
After the Revolutionary War ended, nobody in the English government would trust him, they were afraid that he would betray them just as he had betrayed the Americans. He had plenty of money, but none of the glory that he so desperately craved. He died a lonely and bitter man."
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- Led as soldier
Period of greatest activity?
- Revolutiony War (US)
Subject of Biography
- infantry soldier
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- fort/military installation
- 18th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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