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How does Kiowa die?

1) How does Kiowa die? Mortar rounds hit the platoon during the night, and Kiowa begins to scream. He then sinks into the mud and dies. The reader does not know if Kiowa was killed from wounds from the mortar or if he suffocated in the mud.

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Keeping this in consideration, what happened to Kiowa in The Things They Carried?

Kiowa. Kiowa's death is symbolic of the senseless tragedy of war. He dies in a gruesome way, drowning under the muck of a sewage field about which his lieutenant, Jimmy Cross, has a bad feeling.

Secondly, how did Ted Lavender die? Ted Lavender is a young, scared soldier in the Alpha company in Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried. Before he is shot, he carries and takes tranquilizers to dull his fear. He dies on his way back from peeing while the rest of the platoon is focused on a tunnel that they need to destroy.

Furthermore, what does Kiowa's death symbolize?

Kiowas death is a metaphor and signifies the drowning of morals because the native american (american) moral compass (morals) drowns in a field of poop where he will wither away.

How does Norman Bowker die?

MINNESOTA — Norman Bowker sadly passed away in 1978. Bowker was found hanging from a jump rope by a couple of his friends in the late evening. Sadly, Norman Bowker was deeply troubled after the war. He blamed himself for his friend's death and felt like he was drowning ever since his friend, Kiowa, died.

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