Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Themes

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The concept of Camelot is one of the main themes in the book. When the Kennedys took up residence in the White House they became the idyllic American couple, much like King Arthur and Guinevere. Thus, their house and their reign was compared to Camelot.

Camelot is a mythical place 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...

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