You can learn a lot about war from books. 0000080918 00000 n Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. This story was about the unexpected.

You should come up with at least 5 different parts to his definition. He showed that women, too, can be driven mad. 0000002604 00000 n Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Overall, these chapters illuminated the war in many different ways. Both dealt with love and war not between other people but with oneself. No. 0000001360 00000 n

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“And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war.

0000001669 00000 n 0000099718 00000 n In the beginning of the story, she was recognizable to all of the soldiers and the reader. The story of her mutating into a killer mirrors that of all the soldiers of the Vietnam War. He kept going back and revisiting the situation. “Revising the Footlicker Story” was about a story the author’s date once told him. 56 0 obj <> endobj xref 56 42 0000000016 00000 n 0000092106 00000 n 0000057337 00000 n The two stories I read and annotated this week were “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Revising the Footlicker Story.” “How to Tell a True War Story” refers to the book The Things They Carried, a book about a platoon during the Vietnam War. The aggression this reading portrays makes it seem like the book is nothing but a war story. ( Log Out /  Read here. 0000064777 00000 n 0000081479 00000 n It really made me think of all the stories I’ve been told over the years. 0000065050 00000 n 0000047481 00000 n Or have I just dismissed them and thought them to be something they’re not? �yT Q��Ď$�$��|D�]%��d��=� ���'�jw������Ԥ�0�s�Սb���������r�c[@���jDɂ�3�7i��]D���a�h���?RC��k�|"H$8$3E�!a/��^�#*A/��-��O�*R����Q�ø_6 �^H�"�~�.���v�|Sc0��&�Z+%��. How to Tell a True War Story 8.7 of 10 on the basis of 3247 Review. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Details are important and you have to make the reader believe the story. After Curt was killed, I expected Rat Kiley to be more appreciative of life. Another thing that stood out to me in this chapter was when O’Brien mentioned that by the dead man’s face there was a butterfly fluttering around. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. 0000092366 00000 n He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories.
This quiz requires you to log in. 0000001136 00000 n x�bbbd`b`` � ?� � endstream endobj 57 0 obj <>/ViewerPreferences<>/Metadata 3 0 R/Pages 2 0 R/StructTreeRoot 5 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 58 0 obj <>/ColorSpace<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC/ImageI]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 59 0 obj <> endobj 60 0 obj <> endobj 61 0 obj <> endobj 62 0 obj <> endobj 63 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceRGB 255 68 0 R] endobj 64 0 obj <>stream 0000005609 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 97 0 obj <>stream It’s the detail that makes the reader in no way doubt the facts and honesty behind the story. This chapter really impacted me and made me want to really listen and read in between the lines, or more listen in between the things being said , to really understand the story that is being told to me.
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When I first came across the title, I wasn’t sure if the story was actually going to be about a footlicker or if it was being used as some sort of metaphor. She was a normal American woman who wanted a family and a house. ( Log Out / 

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The author only went on a few dates with this girl and he was obviously hung up on the situation. Please enter your Quia username and password. 0000006333 00000 n 0000092881 00000 n 0000109561 00000 n While there are plenty of American veterans who might scoff at the idea that book learnin’ can effectively convey the experience of soldiering and combat, former US Secretary of Defense and decorated … Intransitive- Denoting a verb when it does not require a direct object. 0000002119 00000 n

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At first the stories appeared different but as I read and analyzed them, the similarities began to appear. This taught me that detail is key. “How to tell a true war story: Metafiction in “The Things They Carried”. The narrator tells war stories interspersed with commentary on story telling. It showed to me that even though they were in a very gruesome war, they still couldn’t escape the beauty and grace that Vietnam had. He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories. Read “The Red Convertible” Guests of the Nation | Frank O’Connor He did such a good job lying that in a way, O’Brien told the truth.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. x�b``Pc``]�����,���1GP�IX �$���� xw�>�zx�m�>��D�8�:�T|���M�����r 5.) ( Log Out /  Mixed in with all the fighting and war, there is love among the soldiers like Rat kiley’s love for Curt Lemon. He tells the reader that there is a correct and incorrect way of telling stories. He even talked about it with his wife. But is that a bad thing? ��)�J��N���@vV�D-��4zc�v:�q��ŮŌ4#��̒o&�{�|3�h�{�|Z�l ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Acquiescence- Such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right.

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