I'm going to try something a little different this time. One of the reasons I write is to get people discussing the subject matter, skills problems and questions presented by the story, and that's a bit more difficult to do that in a blog format like this. So today I'm going to see how it works to bring the past day's comments up here into their own post, for discussion. If it works I'll keep doing it, if not, will go back to answering comments in the comment section after each post, and if anyone has ideas on how to make it easier for you, the readers, to engage in discussion in this format, please do let me know.
With the way Eimar is not taking care of himself it's getting to a point of not being brave, it's being irresponsible at least. Stupid comes to mind also. Part of doing what you have to do to survive is to take care of yourself. He's putting Liz, the baby and himself in danger
He does seem to have lost sight of that fact somewhere along the way, and needs to recognize it once again.
I can so see myself making some (not the same probably, but then again......maybe yes) mistakes if I were struggling to care for a loved one (or two) and feeling the pressure of time running out. I think you are portraying Einar to the extreme but then again, you've mentioned it numerous times THAT IS THE POINT. Make Einar suffer so that WE can LEARN! And we can definitely learn from his mistakes and muddled mind.
Yes, that is part of the point--to learn from his mistakes and difficulties. Thanks for reading!