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14th Dec '15 1:30:24 PM FF32
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* AuthorOnBoard: Campbell, mostly neutral and silent on American politics and society, suddenly bursts out with revulsion at the conversion of Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. Vonnegut, in ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions,'' made it quite clear that Campbell's reaction mirrors his own.

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* AuthorOnBoard: WriterOnBoard: Campbell, mostly neutral and silent on American politics and society, suddenly bursts out with revulsion at the conversion of Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. Vonnegut, in ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions,'' made it quite clear that Campbell's reaction mirrors his own.
23rd Nov '15 11:32:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: When Campbell is soon to be sentenced to death, he receives a letter from Wirtanen; in it, he goes against orders and vindicates Campbell of all blame. Campbell, however, decides freedom would be a less happy ending for a man who doesn't have a reason to live, and chooses execution anyway.]]
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: When BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:When Campbell is soon to be sentenced to death, he receives a letter from Wirtanen; in it, he goes against orders and vindicates Campbell of all blame. Campbell, however, decides freedom would be a less happy ending for a man who doesn't have a reason to live, and chooses execution anyway.]]

* [[spoiler:FalseFriend: Heinz, Campbell's best friend, was a member of the Jewish underground who hates him enough to testify against him. Also, Kraft and Resi are Communists (but the latter falls for Campbell instead).]]
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* [[spoiler:FalseFriend: Heinz, FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Heinz, Campbell's best friend, was a member of the Jewish underground who hates him enough to testify against him. Also, Kraft and Resi are Communists (but the latter falls for Campbell instead).]]

* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: What Campbell wanted when he turned himself over to the Israelis.]] * [[spoiler:SuicideIsPainless: Despite a heartwarming letter from Wirtanen proving his innocence, Campbell accepts he still has nothing left to do with his life, and decides to hang for his crimes anyway.]]
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* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: What SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:What Campbell wanted when he turned himself over to the Israelis.]] * [[spoiler:SuicideIsPainless: Despite SuicideIsPainless: [[spoiler:Despite a heartwarming letter from Wirtanen proving his innocence, Campbell accepts he still has nothing left to do with his life, and decides to hang for his crimes anyway.]]
23rd Nov '15 11:31:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorOnBoard: Campbell, mostly neutral and silent on American politics and society, suddenly bursts out with revulsion at the conversion of Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. Vonnegut, in ''BreakfastOfChampions,'' made it quite clear that Campbell's reaction mirrors his own.
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* AuthorOnBoard: Campbell, mostly neutral and silent on American politics and society, suddenly bursts out with revulsion at the conversion of Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. Vonnegut, in ''BreakfastOfChampions,'' ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions,'' made it quite clear that Campbell's reaction mirrors his own.
18th Jul '15 6:50:01 PM Hugbees96
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10th Jun '15 7:00:02 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[BecomingTheMask "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."]]''
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->''[[BecomingTheMask "We ->''"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."]]''"''
31st Mar '14 12:24:29 PM Aquila89
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* Epigraph: A quote about patriotism from Creator/WalterScott's poem "The Lay of the Last Minstrel":
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* Epigraph: {{Epigraph}}: A quote about patriotism from Creator/WalterScott's poem "The Lay of the Last Minstrel":
31st Mar '14 12:24:14 PM Aquila89
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->Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,\\
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->Breathes -->Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,\\
31st Mar '14 12:23:59 PM Aquila89
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* Epigraph: A quote about patriotism from Creator/WalterScott's poem "The Lay of the Last Minstrel": ->Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,\\ Who never to himself hath said,\\ “This is my own, my native land!”\\ Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d\\ As home his footsteps he hath turn’d\\ From wandering on a foreign strand?
26th Mar '14 4:24:37 AM Vellup
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* ReverseMole: Campbell takes up this role during the war, secretly conveying messages for the American agents through his Nazi broadcasts. Whether or not he does so out of "goodness" however, is a different matter.
26th Mar '14 4:20:54 AM Vellup
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: There are two introductions - one by Vonnegut that speaks about the book plainly, another where Vonnegut speaks as the editor of Campbell's autobiography.
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: There are two introductions - one by Vonnegut that speaks about the book plainly, another where Vonnegut speaks as the editor of Campbell's autobiography. autobiography. * MysteriousProtector: Frank Wirtanen, the American who made Campbell a spy during the war, takes this role in Campbell's life after the war, showing up out of nowhere and helping him out of trouble. The only reason he fails is because Campbell [[DeathSeeker doesn't care much about being saved]].

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: There SmartPeoplePlayChess: When Campbell first meets Kraft, the first thing they do is play a gentlemanly game of chess using pieces Campbell carved himself. Both are two introductions - one by Vonnegut highly experienced players, and Campbell notes that speaks about the book plainly, another where Vonnegut speaks as the editor of Campbell's autobiography. he "was able to come up with enough intuitively interesting moves to give my new friend entertainment while he beat me."
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