Jkim asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 9 years ago

Full Metal Jacket - Meaning of the names rafterman and Animal Mother?

In Stanley Kubrick's movie Full Metal Jacket, how did the characters rafterman and animal mother get their names, and what do the names mean.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    It's Raptorman. The DI gave him that name I believe and it's, well, a raptor.

    Animal is an animal. Look at his character.

    • Matt M4 years agoReport

      Don't reproduce

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  • 4 years ago

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    Full Metal Jacket - Meaning of the names rafterman and Animal Mother?

    In Stanley Kubrick's movie Full Metal Jacket, how did the characters rafterman and animal mother get their names, and what do the names mean.

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  • caprio
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Full Metal Jacket Characters

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  • 3 years ago

    Rafterman

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  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sickle cell anemia is a harmful condition that is predominant in African-Americans. Because Animal Mother was racist, he was thanking God for sickle cell anemia affecting the life of black people. Saying that was expressing his hate toward the african american soldier. Also, with sickle cell anemia, one cannot enlist, keeping more black people out of the armed services.

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  • 6 years ago

    In the book, "Rafter Man" got his name because during a striptease show in the mess hall, he got piss drunk and climbed into the rafters for a better view, then fell right onto a front row table of brass, spraying colonels and generals with their own beer. The highest ranking general picked him up, then pulled up a chair and let Rafter Man sit with him, thereby impressing the other Marines. The movie kept the nickname but didn't bother with the back story.

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  • 6 years ago

    Daniel C, you are complete wrong. I don't know why you got voted best answer because Douglas is correct on this

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