Realizing that he should be proud of the father and son for dying honorably for
their country, he is comforted by the bugles, drums, and the moon for continuing on
with their lives and presenting the proper respect. After being overwhelmed at the
sight of the "dead-march," he is gradually swayed by the strength of the objects
around him to accept the deaths. Therefore, following the example of the instruments
and the moon, the narrator realizes that death is part of war and is inevitable.
Therefore, the narrator is finally capable of giving the father and son his tribute.
Following the examples of the moon and instruments, the narrator also gives the most
valuable gift he has to offer: love from his heart.
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