How Does Mitchell Sanders Characterize Henry Dobbin

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Perhaps the opposite of Mitchell Sanders, Henry Dobbins is a straightforward character at first glance; O’Brien instantly characterizes him as a big man who likes to eat. O’Brien comments that Dobbins is a machine gunner strictly for his weight, which implies that Dobbins was big before coming to Vietnam. However, there is a possibility that Dobbins maintains his weight for a strategic reason. He isn’t able to fit in the underground tunnels and is therefore exempted from even the draw for the mission. Dobbins still treats himself to canned peaches in syrup over pound cake and even consumes a tropical chocolate bar while Lee Strunk is in the tunnel. Even so, O’Brien casts Dobbins in a good light, especially compared to Ted Lavender. A strong
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