The Sorrow Of War And The Deer Hunter Essay

1726 Words Nov 11th, 2015 7 Pages
The sorrow of war and the deer hunter are a novel and a movie about the Vietnam War. The novel is written by a North Vietnamese soldier named Bao Ninh while the movie takes on the American perspective of the war. Below, there will be an analysis of the differences and similarities between the novel and the movie. For organizational purposes, the novel and then the movie will be summarized. Then, based on the summary, the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie will be pinpointed. Let us begin with a summary of the sorrow of war. Sorrow of War, as mentioned above, the novel is written by a North Vietnamese soldier named Bao Ninh. For the novel, his name is Kien.
To the author’s credit, the novel is relatively unbiased. It seemed very unorganized and it is certainly not in a reasonable chronological order. It involves the love interest of the main character and a character named phuong. The novel includes stories from pre-war, during the war and post-war. There seem to be stressing situations throughout the novel. In terms of the mood of the novel, it began with a complaint by the author regards to the weather. It is mostly downhill from there whether it be about the war or phuong - the love interest of the main character. The author attempted, perhaps successfully, tried to convey the guilt that survivals of such tragic events like a war face. The author seems to jump from one topic to another without a conclusion to the previous topic. He then goes…

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