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Mailer introduces the novel's major characters in the opening scene as the assault of Anopopei, a mythical Pacific island, is about to begin. The platoon is part of a 6,000-man force poised to take the Japanese-held island in order to clear the way for a larger American advance into the Philippines. The story of the invasion is interspersed with vignettes that provide background information on several of the men. As they wait for their rush onto the beach, many of them address and try to overcome their fear of death.
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The American soldiers advance quickly during the first few days of the campaign, with little resistance from the Japanese. Soon they realize just how oppressive the heat and moisture of the jungle is. Lieutenant Robert Hearn feels dissatisfied with his position as aide to General Cummings and "contemptuous" of the other officers. He enjoys his almost nightly talks with... View more of the The Naked and the Dead Summary
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