Day 7: Scene That Makes You Angry - Marines taking potshots at the Japanese soldier.
This scene fills me with a helpless rage. My anger is not directed towards Leckie but rather at the fact that Leckie is put into a position where he has to make this kind of decision. The actions of the Marines are vile but hardly suprising and it won’t be the last time we will see Americans treat the enemy as less than human. But it doesn’t make it any less wrong at how callous they are. The others are clearly uncomfortable about what’s taking place but none of them put an end to it. Leckie’s actions are brave and in my opinion compassionate.