These lines inform that Wieder was in such a helpless state as was Jonah. He has nothing to do but act as destiny wishes him to do. His appearance is narrated as a “thundering reappearance” that is also indicative of his association with biblical figures or some Greek hero. The narrator explains each and every detail concerning Wieder as someone witnessing everything with his own eyes.
Wieder is a poet for sure, as with his performance in air; he also shows his taste in poetry. Like Elizabeth Bishop, Wieder’s poetry is also about death and fascination with the idea of death. Wieder initially says, “Death is friendship”, which is informative of the idea that for Wieder, death is not a destructive force but something that causes ease for a being due to which, he calls it friendly. Later on, he attaches death with Chile, as he says, “Death is Chile”. He writes these words after seeing life in Chile. Life is not that much persuasive for him to make him understand that life is friendship or life is Chile but the idea of death dominates his mind.
After writing about death and Chile, he sees the city as a picture that is torn into pieces. For him, there is no life in anything. Everything that he sees makes him to remember death. In his last round of the plane, he writes, “Death is responsibility”. Here, he feels that death cannot be attained so easily, there are certain responsibilities of a person that he has to fulfill before embracing death as a friend.
Wieder is a poet and a sensitive person as explained by the narrator. He is also a performer. Wieder’s profession, that is his being a pilot and his passion for poetry, are two quite different fields, which are attached by Wieder by making use of skywriting. Wieder shows his passion of poetry by writing on the sky and making people to read his verses through his professional training of flying.
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