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American Subversive Themes

David Goodwillie (author)
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Themes

Betrayal

An important theme in this novel is betrayal. Paige's activist career begins after Bobby's death because she feels betrayed by the government and society which allowed her beloved brother to die. This leads her down the road to Keith Sutter, a radical activist with whom she moves to Vermont. When Paige and Keith go to New York to do some reconnaissance for their planned bombing of Indigo Holdings, Keith attempts to kiss her in the staging apartment. Paige feels betrayed by his attempt because the Actions are supposed to be more important than the individuals, so she sees Keith as a hypocrite. She is betrayed again when she learns about Aidan's photograph of her in front of Barney's which she knows could only have been taken by Keith or one of their patrons. Later, Paige also worries she is being betrayed when Keith and Lindsay leave her in...

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