- Dec 2011
I have a personal feeling that his underlying motivation is money and greed, the young hot babe goes with that same territory, he also sought reputation and standing. In short, I am with the group that thinks his ambition and faults motivated the treason. I haven't read the Brumwell (yes, I misspelled the man's name in my earlier post) book yet so I am not sure how much to give on the question of changing his ideology. But I have never seen that in the evidence before so I am a bit skeptical. I believe men can often bend their ideology to convenience when it comes to justifying their true motives.As far as I can remember, Philbrick doesn't spell that out but it does seem likely that Arnold's wife and other loyalists he was close with would have made just that case to him.
On the question of his money and greed motives, I believe the evidence is legion.