This taught me that detail is key. e��0��lq�_�����!��hH �1�����i$�0~〈2�0 o endstream endobj 96 0 obj <>/Size 56/Type/XRef>>stream While there are plenty of American veterans who might scoff at the idea that book learnin’ can effectively convey the experience of soldiering and combat, former US Secretary of Defense and decorated … “And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. The story of her mutating into a killer mirrors that of all the soldiers of the Vietnam War. “How to tell a true war story: Metafiction in “The Things They Carried”. 0000003068 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� But is that a bad thing? 0000002119 00000 n 56 0 obj <> endobj xref 56 42 0000000016 00000 n I enjoyed both of these readings. These two scenes made me wonder why Rat Kiley would harm an innocent animal after his friend was just killed. 0000092106 00000 n trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 97 0 obj <>stream 0000108796 00000 n 0000109672 00000 n He tells the reader that there is a correct and incorrect way of telling stories. The author only went on a few dates with this girl and he was obviously hung up on the situation. Read “The Red Convertible” Guests of the Nation | Frank O’Connor New York, 1990, pp.84-91. Fragmentation Grenade- A grenade with a heavy metal casing that shatters, on exploding, into fragments that travel at high speed and with great force. 0000001360 00000 n I think Tim O’Brien meant to put this story in the book to show that the war not only affects men, but it affects women in the same way as well. So— how does one tell a true war story? Make a list with your groups using specific quotes from the text. ( Log Out / 0000003640 00000 n Details are important and you have to make the reader believe the story. E�B��*˗]����1k�5�3^����i%[+Ŕ�I�,�ז����¹Cc?����$��Q��J3 ( Log Out / 0000109561 00000 n 0000007286 00000 n “And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories. 0000081169 00000 n It’s about sisters who never write back and people who never listen.” This quote really stuck out to me as I was reading it. Next time I read, I think i’ll look deeper into the story’s meaning. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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 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. No. You should come up with at least 5 different parts to his definition. 0000047481 00000 n He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories. 0000057337 00000 n Please enter your Quia username and password. The aggression this reading portrays makes it seem like the book is nothing but a war story. I think the ending of the chapter when Tim won’t respond to Kiowa shows that there is always a limit to a friendship, and being in a war could make some of those limits be displayed.