Victor is caught in a state that is common to all those who find their years of an image being destroyed as finally realizing the truth about the actual picture. His greatest dilemma pertains to the conflict as a result of the feelings that he has and the feelings that Thomas has for the same man.
Victor, who is more of a pragmatic person, cannot understand the reasons for Thomas’ attitude of reverence for a man who has only been bitter and abusive for as long as Victor as known him.
His eventual cross country crusade of a journey with Thomas depicts John Dunbar’s attempts to resolve the crisis between the natives and the Whites. John having seen both worlds realizes that both cannot co-exist together as each will eventually invade the other unless some level of boundaries are properly formed. (Grossman 1994)