1. In the beginning of the film we get a pretty clear sense that Sanborn and Eldridge don't like the "reckless" nature of Sergeant James and how he doesn't follow protocol, Sanborn especially (which we see when he punches James). What do you think their opinions are of James by the end of the film? Have they come to respect him because of the courage he displays in the field, or do they still think that he's over the top and reckless? Keep in mind that Sergeant James essentially was the one who got Eldridge shot by forcing the team into combat when they didn't need to go, and that Eldridge didn't appear to be too happy about that when they were taking him away.
2. In the scene where Sanborn, Eldridge, and James are drinking, Sanborn tells the men that he doesn't want children because he isn't ready to be a father. At the end of the movie, however, Sanborn tells James that he wants to have a son. What do you think the significance of this is and what does it say about the effect that the war has had on Sanborn's character? Has it made him look at life in a different way, and if so, how and to what extent has his perspective changed?