366 A man who is supposed to be level headed is distracted in battle and this

366 a man who is supposed to be level headed is

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was a virgin.” (366). A man who is supposed to be level headed is distracted in battle and this is not a pleasant position. At the death of Ted Lavender, Cross is affected the most. He blames himself for loving Martha more than his men. One would have to empathize with him. A second character which the reader feels a form of connection with easily is Ted Lavender. A living Lavender does not feature prominently in the story but even in death, one can identify with his sufferings. The narrator, who emphasizes that Lavender always carried tranquilizers as part of his necessities, was shot in the head coming from peeing. The narrator further argues that Lavender went down under exceptional burden which included his unweighted fear. It is almost painful that an individual who always carried drugs to curb anxiety was shot dead when he was coming from a session to relieve himself. One would argue that it was anxiety that drove him to go and pee. And he fell with the weight on him, like cement as his colleague would explain. The scenario paints a sad picture in the mind of the reader as they sympathize with Lavender and his predicament.
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