The Things They Carried
Character Role Analysis
Kiowa is totally the moral center of the unit. He worries about defacing the church, he tries to get Tim to talk when Tim is traumatized, and he admires Tim for admitting to his fear of death. For a moral center, though, he's a little compromised; he has a hard time admitting his fear of death, and he worries that he wasn't sad enough about Ted Lavender's death.