At the start of the film Agu is a boy with two very loving and present parents, a senile grandfather, a sex-crazed older brother, and a baby sister. By the end of the film, we don't know who he is anymore and neither does Agu. But that's what war does. There is a scene toward the end of the film where Agu wanders around the camp looking for bullets that best illustrates his change. His pants, which are too big, hang off his waist, his bird-like chest shines with sweat from the massive gun he carries, and he puffs on a joint. The scene culminates with Agu in front of Commandant, who has nothing but the same rhetoric (at this point, he can't even provide ammunition), and Agu makes his decision to leave. His face expresses a loss of respect for Commandant and a lack of fear. It's as if a light switch has finally turned on as he realizes he doesn't have to stay here.