Grounded - Part 5 Summary & Analysis

George Brant
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Pages 43 – 49. The Pilot is given a new mission: track and destroy a man first referred to as Number Two, an important figure in the war. She and the others with whom she works are told to be very sure that they are killing the right person. As The Pilot begins the mission, she notices that Number Two is driving in the same kind of car that she drives – “same desert, different war / No different desert different war” (45). The first day of the mission is unsuccessful, and she leaves for home.

As she crosses the desert, The Pilot stops to gets some air and some quiet. She walks through the sand and finds hundreds of crosses “hammered into the sand / no names just crosses” that make what she is doing suddenly more real. She leaves garbage from inside the car in the midst of the...

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