Grounded - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

George Brant
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Pages 27 - 37. The Pilot has her official first day of work after training, arriving at a trailer on the base “that seals [her] off completely from all sky all blue” (27) She makes her way to a console, replaces the officer already there, introduces herself to The Sensor (“a nineteen year old chewing gum … who will control the [drone’s] camera”) (27) and settles in for her shift. She describes herself as being part of a team, with “a headset full of backseat drivers” (28), watches the grey screen in front of her, and fulfills her assignment: providing air support for a convoy, making sure there are no ambushes. She circles and circles the area, sees nothing, and thinks of herself as “the eye in the sky” (29). Her shift ends. She is replaced in her chair. She goes home, has dinner, watches the television (“another screen”) (30), and...

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