Present at all stages of Bartle’s time in Iraq, the lieutenant (or LT) gives the soldiers information about upcoming battles. Although he is probably not much older than Bartle himself, he has an air of maturity and detachment that make him seem reserved. He usually speaks to the soldiers in an honest tone, free of aggression and occasionally punctuated by fear.
The Lieutenant (LT) Character Timeline in The Yellow Birds
The timeline below shows where the character The Lieutenant (LT) appears in The Yellow Birds. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: September 2004 – Al Tafar, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Chapter 3: March 2005 – Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Chapter 4: September 2004 – Al Tafar, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Chapter 5: March 2005 – Richmond, Virginia
Chapter 6: September 2004 – Al Tafar, Nineveh Province, Iraq
...wait in a ditch, Bartle feels afraid of dying. In the eerily quiet orchard, the lieutenant signals to move forward and Bartle concludes that he is only following orders because Murph,... (full context)