Related Topics

A Rumor of War - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Rumor of War.
This section contains 316 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Rumor of War Study Guide

Life is returning to normal for headquarters when Caputo, in his role of casualty reporting, has to identify three men from his old C Company. This experience proves to be greatly distressing for him as after their identification, he dreams nightly, and daily, of these dead men marching under his command.

Caputo sees himself as the officer of the dead, and everywhere he looks he sees the faces of the dead transposed on the faces of the living. Around him many others succumb to acute anxiety and depression, killing themselves or others in fits of uncontrolled behavior. All the while, Caputo keeps track of the numbers.

In the meantime, "Operation Blast-Out" begins where "Three thousand marines and ARVN soldiers supported by tanks, artillery, planes, and the six-inch guns of a U.S. Navy cruiser, managed to kill two dozen Viet Cong in three days." (Chapter 12, p. 203.) Statistics...

(read more from the Chapter 12 Summary)

This section contains 316 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Rumor of War Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Rumor of War from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.