De Spain Ancestors

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De Spain Ancestors
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Unnamed de Spain Ancestors
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Origin: 
The South
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Major de Spain refers to his son's "forefathers [who] fought and died for [their country] then, even though what they fought and lost for was a dream" (108). "Then" is "eighty years ago," and as the word "lost" suggests, the country he is talking about was the Confederacy; these forefathers fought against the United States. De Spain's unreconstructed attitude explains why he covers his son's coffin with "the Confederate flag" (107).

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