Nov. 23 rd /12 the idea that stories can save us something profound in telling stories the men carry home the experience when they return home time is a kind of loop. Tim has agency and no agency at the same time. His stories can call people back from the dead. Significant sense of what is at stake in telling stories. Surrogate father figure: father places burden on the son, a father who won"t judge, silent but physical relationship, masculine oasis away from home, women and jobs, he knew i couldn"t talk about it, 47. He is going to help tim get away if that is what he wants: 54, series of rhetoric questions. Sense of moral ambiguity, you do the bad thing and then you have to live with that choice: 55. Nov. 23 rd /12: he has decided not to jump, he is crying in the boat, recurrence of words to describe him, 57.