Characterized by pride and arrogance, the colonel gives the soldiers a speech in which he seems more interested in glorifying the war and showing off for the news people and cameras than in honoring their individual sacrifice. He exemplifies the army’s lack of sincere interest in soldiers’ well-being and daily lives.
The Colonel Character Timeline in The Yellow Birds
The timeline below shows where the character The Colonel appears in The Yellow Birds. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: September 2004 – Al Tafar, Nineveh Province, Iraq