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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Setting & Symbolism

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Camelot

Camelot is a mythical place in literature and the home of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. After JFK, Jackie and the children took up residence in the White House, people began to refer to it, and to the Kennedy reign as Camelot because it seemed to be an idyllic state. The Kennedys were wealthy, powerful, beautiful and stylish. They represented what every American family hoped they could be. Inside the walls of Camelot, things were not so idyllic but the Kennedys were so well loved that even the media did not dare to tarnish their image.

In addition to their outward appearance, the Kennedys were well connected to some of the most well-known people around the world, including Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. However, when the relationship with Sinatra threatened Kennedy's standing with the American public, the relationship was severed.

Never before...

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