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Character Role Analysis

Narrator/Sergeant X

The narrator/Sergeant X is the true protagonist of this story – in the end, it's the tale of his personal journey and development during the end of the war, and all the other characters show us different facets of his personality. While we're interested in these other folks, the narrator/Sergeant X is the single through-line here, and he keeps us grounded and connected to the story.