The captain from the Criminal Investigation Division proves insensitive to Bartle’s current psychological state and condescending of any form of mental or physical weakness. According to Bartle, his cynicism about Bartle’s trial, which he knows does not necessarily defend the truth, reflects the army’s self-interested attitude, more concerned with protecting its own reputation than tending to individual soldiers’ needs.
Captain Anderson Quotes in The Yellow Birds
The The Yellow Birds quotes below are all either spoken by Captain Anderson or refer to Captain Anderson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Little, Brown, and Company edition of The Yellow Birds published in 2012.).
Chapter 9 Quotes
It probably wouldn’t matter what our level of culpability was. I was guilty of something, that much was certain, that much I could feel on a cellular level.
Captain Anderson Character Timeline in The Yellow Birds
The timeline below shows where the character Captain Anderson appears in The Yellow Birds. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: August 2005 – Richmond, Virginia
Chapter 9: November 2005 – Richmond, Virginia
...that Sterling was more self-sacrificing and devoted to others than Bartle ever realized. When the captain announces that Sterling suffered an “accident,” Bartle understands that Sterling committed suicide. He concludes that... (full context)