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The scene where Alpatych sees the field of oats being mowed down for fodder by the troops is a clear sing that the enemy is far too near, but then we have a Remains of the Day moment where Alpatych never lets his mind wander beyond that of his master’s needs. He is the perfect servant (except for the bells he likes) but he represents the blind following without thinking or living free.