Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

by

Ben Fountain

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Hector is a waiter who works in the clubhouse at the Texas Stadium. He offers to share marijuana with Mango and Billy as a small way to "support the troops," which the men appreciate. While they smoke, Hector shares that he's thinking of joining the Army to obtain health insurance for his young daughter whose mother doesn’t work. Though Billy and Mango initially try to dissuade him, they all agree that there's not much else out there. Hector is also enraged when he learns that Bravo Squad is going to be redeployed after the Victory Tour, saying that redeployment is no way to thank America's heroes.
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Hector Character Timeline in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The timeline below shows where the character Hector appears in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
5. By Virtue of Which the Many Become the One
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The Absurdity of War Theme Icon
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...waiter. Both look suspicious, and Mango invites Billy to smoke marijuana with them. The waiter, Hector, leads them to a hidden outdoor deck. As they pass the joint around, Hector asks... (full context)
The Absurdity of War Theme Icon
Family and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Heroism and Humanity Theme Icon
Hector asks if Bravo is going to meet Destiny's Child, and Mango laments that nobody has... (full context)
Class, Power, and Money Theme Icon
Hector mentions that he's thinking of joining the Army, explaining that he has a daughter whose... (full context)