The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel - Act 1, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 4 Summary

Pavlo comes into the barracks, has a blanket thrown over him, is beaten and called thief. A whistle blows, and the attackers run out into formation. Pavlo comes out from the blanket and asks Ardell why he was attacked. Ardell tells him that sometimes people get pleasure out of hurting and destroying other people. At the same time, Tower instructs his men on how and why to use a bayonet, which he describes as having the spirit to kill.

Pavlo sees Pierce coming and grabs a book, pretending nothing's wrong. Pierce comes in, drunk out of his mind. He tells Pavlo that it's no fun being squad leader, saying he's worried about Pavlo. He wonders aloud how some of the strange things that happen to him actually happen and urges him to fight some of the people tormenting him. Pavlo tells him to go fuck...

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