Memory (Remains (Haunted by the memory of killing the looter (Going home…
Haunted by the memory of killing the looter
Going home doesn't help
Sleep is disturbed
'the drink and the drugs won't flush him out'
Monosyllabic opening lines
Imitate sounds of bullet shots
Way he is jolted awake at night
Metaphor of a soldier
'dug in behind enemy lines'
Memory is stuck in his mind
Hints at danger of memory
It could destroy him
Triggered by development of photos
Senses describe memories
'the cries of this man's wife'
Personal and vivid
His hands 'tremble'
Remembering scenes is difficult
Affect him more so than the original events did
Imagines the pilot's childhood memories make him turn back
Vivid descriptions of sea creatures
Power of childhood memories
'loose sliver of whitebait'
Powerful, sensual picture
The daughter's memories are in a matter-of-fact way
Straightforward language shows pain
'my mother never spoke again'
remembers the city she left as a child
'bright, filled paperweight'
Memories are positive and solid
'tastes of sunlight'
Combs the city's 'hair'
Suggestion that they're unreliable
Might be 'at war'
'sick with tyrants'