The Silence of the Girls
By: Pat Barker
“None of that gives him the right to take another man’s prize of honor. It doesn’t belong to him; he hasn’t earned it.”
There was a lot more, but I’d stopped listening. Honor, courage, loyalty, reputation- all those big words being bandied about- but for me there was only one word, one very small word: it. It doesn’t belong to him, he hasn’t earned it.”
It is our narrator Briseis. Actual person. Not it.