George Washington: The Living Symbol
How does an individual become the embodiment of a nation? Can the process be reversed to permit a glimpse into the human life underlying the symbol?
No guiding questions
To examine the life and legend of George Washington as reflected in his writings and in popular commemorations of his accomplishments
To investigate his contribution to the legend that has grown up around him
To explore some of the meanings that have been attached to Washington through the course of American history
To present a statement of findings