In Pulp Fiction (1994), Captain Koons says to Kid:

Captain Koons: See, I was a good friend of your dad's. We were in that Hanoi pit of hell together...over five years. Hopefully...you'll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are in a situation like me and your dad were...for as long as we were, you take on certain responsibilities of the other. If it'd been me who'd--not made it, Major Coolidge'd be talking right now to my son Jim. But the way it turned out, I'm talking to you.

What does "of the other" mean?


Captain Koons is talking about two men in general, lets say man A and man B. By saying one takes over the responsibilities of the other, he means that, for example man A takes over the responibilities of man B, or the other way round.

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