Dating corpses with hair analysis
This can be seen through the paradox of the chapter's title; "O'Brien" does bring characters back to life, imagining and animating them beyond the limits of tangible, sensory life.
"O'Brien" employs language and storytelling to postpone loss.
The premise upset O'Brien but he saw Linda smiling at the screen.
Linda began wearing the red cap she wore on their date to school, and her classmates teased her about it.
O'Brien wishes that he would have stood up to her main instigator, Nick Veenhof, but he didn't.
During class, Nick returned to his desk after sharpening his pencil and deliberately pulled off Linda's cap.