Speaking of courage

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Rounds hit close by, and Bowker heard screaming and recognized it as Kiowa's voice. They have a momentary connection, but Bowker decides to leave instead. It is important to note that, like the first chapter, this chapter is told by a third person narrator — the narrator "O'Brien" is largely absent from this chapter as a witness or commentator, though he comments on it in the chapter that follows. Norman's repetitive drive in circles around the lake recalls the dancing girl that the troop encounters in "Style;" both are acting out a search for meaning. But it didn't matter because the only thing Bowker wanted was a bath. Bowker thinks it would be a good war story, but no one wants to hear war stories about Vietnam. He wishes his father weren't watching baseball and were in the car with him instead, so that he could tell his father how he almost won the Silver Star for valor. Meanwhile, the rain poured down, and the earth bubbled with the heat and the excess moisture. Bowker would tell his father the truth, which was that he let Kiowa go. Next he would begin to describe the river, though he would omit that they had mistakenly set up camp in the village's area for excrement. She looked like she was happy with her house and her husband, and there wasn't anything Norman Bowker could really say to her. But she is married now, he thinks, and she has no reason to listen to him. But the lake had always been there.

Vietnam Campaign Medal Awarded to personnel who meet one of the following requirements: 1 served in Vietnam for six months during the period of March 1, and March 28,2 served outside Vietnam and contributed direct combat support to Vietnam and Armed Forces for six months, or 3 six months service is not required for individuals who were wounded by hostile forces; killed in action or otherwise in line of duty; or captured by hostile forces.

Air Medal A U. He gets out of the car and wades into the lake.

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He imagines that his father will be disinterested, thinking that he has his own World War II stories and that he would call Norman's courage and valor into question. As Norman's narration breaks off, he notices people and activity around the lake, and he starts another turn around the lake. If Max were here, he would talk to Max about the war, and courage. The ribbons looked good on his uniform, now stowed away in the closet. Analysis Of the characters O'Brien revisits in a post-war story, Norman Bowker is by far the one who has the most difficult time carrying — to draw on the metaphor O'Brien presents in the novel's title — the burden of memory. He parks, gets out of his car, and wades into the lake with his clothes on. Again he calls attention to the fact that the book is fiction. He honks at the waitress to get her attention for an order, but also as another person he could potentially talk to about everything that happened in the war. He parks his car and wades into the lake with his clothes on, submerging himself. After he finishes eating, he presses the intercom button again and begins to tell his story to the voice at the other end of the intercom, but he changes his mind and resumes his drive around the lake. He gets out of the car and wades into the lake. He recalls driving around the lake with Sally before the war and remembers how a childhood friend drowned in the lake.

But in the end it can only invoke the medals Bowker won, which Bowker pursued because of the social obligations he felt as a soldier and to make his father proud, but which have left him isolated in the post-war world and did nothing to save Kiowa.

So he let go of Kiowa and worked his way out of the field.

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She was still pretty, and he considered pulling over the car to talk to her. A slim waitress passed by, but she didn't seem to notice when he honked his horn.

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Bowker is out of touch with what's changed since the war.

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