Unformatted text preview: virtues as the measure of a man” (676). Character, according to those of the time period, was something that was not signified by how someone dressed or looked, but in an indescribable way that should just “make itself felt” (677). Because the general public had no way to know if a man had good character, they judged on physical appearance. Walker was able to seduce workingmen into his army because he made them believe that they would be appreciated for their character and not what they looked like. However, their treatment in Nicaragua was far from how he described it. An American naval officer named Commodore Hiram Paulding eventually arrested him in the country. It was a questionable arrest, based more on the public view of the character of a filibuster, rather than any actual laws being broken....
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- Spring '08
- English-language films, American Civil War, Nicaragua, William Walker, Amy S. Greenberg, filibuster William Walker