Notes on Theme of the Traitor and the Hero by Jorge Luis Borges
Theme Of The Traitor And The Hero
"That history should have imitated history was already sufficiently astonishing; that history should imitate literature is inconceivable. . . ."
Plot Summary & Historical Background:
Settings - The Narrative is set in Ireland in 1824. However Borges is only using this as an example. He says " The action takes place in a oppressed and tenacious country: Poland, Ireland, The Venetian Republic, some South American or Balkan state". This universalises the story of Kilpatrick and the experience of Ryan showing it has happened everywhere.
It ends wit…
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