World War Z

World War Z

by

Max Brooks

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Sergeant Mukherjee Character Analysis

Sergeant Mukherjee is an Indian army sergeant who is tasked with the job of blowing up a mountain pass to prevent zombies from accessing India’s safe zone in the Himalayas. However, he finds many people on the pass and does not want to kill them all by detonating the bomb. General Raj-Singh offers to do it. Mukherjee’s plight highlights the difficult decisions that had to be made during the war. Many, like Mukherjee and General Lang, found themselves unequal to the task.
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Sergeant Mukherjee Character Timeline in World War Z

The timeline below shows where the character Sergeant Mukherjee appears in World War Z. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Turning the Tide
Humanity vs. Monstrosity Theme Icon
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Khan was just a road engineer who happened to be around when Sergeant Mukherjee needed a driver. Khan tried to explain that he wasn’t qualified for the job, but... (full context)
Humanity vs. Monstrosity Theme Icon
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Mukherjee responded that he would never murder these people, and that he would blow the bridge... (full context)
Humanity vs. Monstrosity Theme Icon
The Cost of War Theme Icon
...willing to take on the responsibility of the refugees’ deaths because he could see that Mukherjee was unwilling to do so. But the detonator didn’t work when he pressed it—something had... (full context)