In chapter 5 of Slaughterhouse-Five, who is Edgar Derby?

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Edgar Derby was one of the prisoners of war who was in Dresden during the city's incineration by firebombing. He survived in the meat locker with Billy Pilgrim. In chapter 5, Billy remembers in a flashback that Edgar Derby was killed by a firing squad for rescuing a teapot from the wreckage of Dresden.

When Edgar died, Billy Pilgrim was not remotely upset or sad, because Billy was concurrently spending time with the Tralfamadorians and learning their ways of taking things as they come, believing that if humans have no control over things, that things will happen exactly as they will happen (and that there is no such thing as free will), then there is no use in getting upset...

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