" I don't know who I am!" I told him with half - feigned terror" (87)
" Our clothes were pocked burn holes our hair and brows were singed. the cut in my hand was bleeeding" ( 144)
X is injured and trapped behind enemy lines and the only way he won't die is by switching his uniform.
Initial Dialogue or Event
I removed my clothes then exchanged my clothes for his.
This part would change the book because he is sent to a Russian hospital under a name he doesn't even know.
Propelling The Action
If X wasn't injured during war he never would of met Tamara( His First Love) and he would never run away from the Germans through the woods to survive when the hospital he was at was attacked.
X is shot by a machine gun and he loses part of his left arm and his eyesight.
" My arm and face exploded with pain. Screaming, blood spilling from my mouth.” (214)
This event propels the action of the book because X’s arm is replaced with a prosthetic and he has bad vision in his left eye he also believed for a while that is First love Tamara has been killed by the American gunfire.
X says "From a few inches be low the shoulder was gone." ( 217)
When WWII ended X and his wife Tamara moved to America to live the rest of there lives. If it haden't been for X's depressing events we might have not been able to read a book like this.
X says" It was during one of these times that Tamara sugested to write this book" (226).