These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Tear Jerker: The ending causes pretty much anyone who reads it to curl up in a glubby, snotty mess of hysterically sobbing human.
Values Dissonance: Bodger is a dog-fighting veteran, and proud of the scars he earned in the ring. Today, dog-fighting is a) a crime, b) animal cruelty and c) a major reason why breed-specific legislation against pit bulls exists. At the time, however, it really was seen as a noble sport. Granted, it's almost certain that Bodger was never subjected to the kind of cruelty that befalls many fighting dogs.