“The way I see it, that’s what we’re getting here, soldier. That’s what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.”
The Second person Eddie meets in Heaven is his former Captain. The captain played a major part in Eddie’s life. He had to make a quick decision in a certain situation that changed Eddie’s life forever. What major decision did he have to make and how did it affect Eddie?
The lesson Eddie had to learn from his Captain was that “Sacrifice is a part of life”. If it wasn’t for his Captain, Eddie’s life would had ended a lot sooner than it did. Unfortunately, the captain’s life had to end for Eddie and the two other soldiers to survive.
Of course, I believe we can all agree that we had made sacrifices for someone else but as well had someone make sacrifices for us. I know from the top of my head both my parents have made huge sacrifices for me.
But do you believe even strangers can make sacrifices that can affect your life? People that you may or may have not met?
Before departing Eddie, the captain mentioned that he doesn’t smoke anymore, that it was all in Eddie’s eyes. Why do you think Eddie saw the captain smoking throughout their conversation when he really wasn’t? What is the symbolism behind that?