Country By Bobbie Ann Mason Essay

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In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason is about a girl name Sam who lives with her uncle who is a veteran from the Vietnam War. The story follows Sam’s journey as she tries to know more about the war in order to connect to her father, who died in the war. Mayson uses every day objects that allows characters in the book to connect to the war.
In part one of the book Sam was driving past a family cemetery when she “shot up onto the exit ramp a little too fast, and the tires squeal” (3). An everyday object helps one remember specific details from the past or someone we are thinking about. People carry items that have emotional value to them. Some don’t but there is always an object that they may constantly see every day that does. Sam was distracted while gazing at the cemetery, which causes her to wander off the road. In Sam’s case, it is true that is not an everyday object that she may see but it still represents something. She never got the chance to meet her dad, due to the fact he left for the Vietnam War when she was born and never return from the war. The cemetery is an object the connected Sam to the war. The cemetery triggers a feeling that reminded her that her dad was gone and she never got to meet him. As the story goes on, Sam becomes curious about how her dad was and what he went through in the war. Sam curiosity develops more and she wants to experience the same feeling her dad went through in the war. She wants to experience the past and as long as she does, it will…

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