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From Here to Eternity Film Summary & Analysis

James Jones
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Characters

1st Sgt. Milton Warden played by Burt Lancaster

Description

Milton Warden serves under Holmes. He has proved himself time and time again, but he has no desire to move up the ranks. Thus, he remains content with his lot. Warden is one of the first people to meet Prew and pities the man's stubborn nature.

Warden is lonely, as is Holmes's wife, Karen. Over the course of the film, they begin an affair that only comes to an end when he admits to her that he wants to stay in Hawaii and has no plans to consider a promotion.

Analysis

Warden is a smart, levelheaded guy who has become an important helper to Holmes. He has gained enough trust to take charge of many people. Warden respects Prew's desire to not fight, but he is frustrated that it keeps causing him problems with Holmes.

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