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And he’s not crying for the bird, he’s crying

for all the people ha has killed or seen being killed. It shows something about the brothers’ different

regard for life, because for Gary life has become something almost sacred where Bud takes it for


Gary doesn’t seem like he’s really spoken about what happened in Vietnam, not in any great detail

at least as he keeps trying to speak about it, but can’t really bring himself to do it. In the end for

instance; Gary says to Bud after a pause: “Crazy, Bud. Insane.”(l. 94) And I believe that that is the

war he’s speaking about. The last two lines are also very important for the story in my opinion, for,

probably without even knowing it, Bud invites Gary to speak to him about that war when he says

that at least they’ve got someone to talk to. I think this is one of the things Author is trying to say

with this story; that war and gruesome experiences can change you and hurt, but if you speak about

it you can find solace and be healed.

The mayor theme in this story is life, and what the worth of a life is. Another theme is war, and I

think the fact that they are jumping between the USA and Canada is a ‘funny’ detail, as moving to

Canada was the way to avoid going to war and jumping between those two is just a nice small thing

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