Guests of the Nation

by Frank O'Connor

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How does Donovan's character contrast with others to represent a theme in "Guest of the Nation"?

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Jeremiah Donovan is the officer in charge of the group of Irish rebels. Unlike Bonaparte and Noble, he does not regard the English prisoners as friendly acquaintances.

In this way, you could say that the theme is of duty, Donovan understands his duty and all parts of it, while the others want to do part of their duty but don't want to think about the hard parts.

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