The Naked and the Dead - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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The four men who had gone along for the first part of the stretcher detail have returned to camp, and are getting ready to sleep. Croft tells them to stop talking before they attract the Japanese. In the grass, Roth has diarrhea, which he believes is caused by stress over the incident of the bird, and he's embarrassed when the men hear the noise he's making. He realizes he will need to relieve himself again during the night, but is afraid the guards will shoot him when they hear him moving about, so he will have to defecate next to his blanket, and he is angry that the Army has not taken into account such situations. Thinking about Wilson's terrible wound, Roth calls out to Red, they discuss Wilson and Roth becomes overcome with self-pity. He thanks Red for standing up to Croft over the...

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