A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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PFC Esposito Character Analysis

A grenadier in one of Caputo’s squads. Esposito is “stocky” and “dark-skinned.” Due to a serious illness, he is going to be evacuated back to the United States. He has been in the Marines for four years and talks about going home, but he is ambivalent due to his loyalty to the battalion and a wish to remain with Corporal Parker, his friend since boot camp.
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PFC Esposito Character Timeline in A Rumor of War

The timeline below shows where the character PFC Esposito appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Six
Loyalty and Camaraderie Theme Icon
Danger and Uncertainty Theme Icon
War and Disillusionment Theme Icon
Corporal Parker and Caputo go to visit PFC Esposito in the field hospital. Esposito has mixed feelings about going home, particularly about leaving Parker,... (full context)