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Essay "Apology of a Traitor"

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Title

Essay "Apology of a Traitor"

Description

Despite his family having immigrated to the United States from Europe in the late 19th century, the author of this essay states, “I’ve no claim to be an American.” He establishes that his family has helped the government because it has helped them, and establishes that he thus sees the world “in terms of what has tangibly helped and hindered” him. He relates this to the story “The Bear” by William Faulkner, which he uses as an allegory for his unwillingness to participate in the armed forces. This writer asserts that he would surely die in the Vietnam War because he is too weak and empathetic, as well as questions why his lack of traditionally masculine traits makes him less sensible and useful to society.

Creator

Source

Montana. "Apology of a Traitor." <em>The Messenger.</em> (Fall 1965): 41-45. University Archives, RG 24 Student Publications. Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1965

Contributor

Canyon Teague
Gabby Kiser

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Messenger1965.41-1965

Files

Citation

Montana, “Essay "Apology of a Traitor",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 13, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/422.