pace12-betrayal is an important theme in this novel, how did the people of bonasse were betrayal?

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vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The people feel particularly betrayed by Ivan Morton. They had hoped that he, when elected to office, would help lift restrictions on their traditional ways of worship. Morton, however, disappoints them in various ways, including his conversion to Catholicism and his disregard for the people who helped elect him.



litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
In addition to Morton's betrayal by not providing assistance to them, the people of Trinidad are also betrayed by the Americans who build a base and corrupt the youth, and by the war. In a sense, they are portrayed by just about everyone they look to to help them.