Who Is Responsible For Kiowa's Death

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In The things They Carried, by Tim O’brien in that field there are two people that take responsibility for Kiowa’s death, whether it be directly or indirectly, they truly had not no control of what would happen that night. Jimmy Cross blames him self for the death of Kiowa because he chose the position and listened to the orders from the top. He could have lied and change their location to protect his men but he did not. The other solider who took responsibility was the young boy that was never named. The boy had been distracted and had a lapse in his judgment. He was thinking about his girlfriend and not the war. When he showed Kiowa the response and result was “Hey, she’s cute” and how for a second the flashlight had Billie’s face sparkle,

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