Essay about Tim O'Brien

1200 Words May 8th, 2014 5 Pages
The Guilt bestowed upon to none Tim O’brien, A well-known Vietnam war veteran author, and 1977 national book of the year recipient, uses a notable and unusual style of writing throughout his career as he in a sort disparages the the U.S in some ways, but mostly about going to the Vietnam War, and how America is doing unnecessary things. Born in Michigan, O'Brien thought many times to flee to Canada, to escape the draft that changed his life forever. Instead of leaving he was a “coward,” and was taken by the army, and learned many things about life, how to live it, what life is worth, in what a real soldier is. His use of blunt and sometimes extremely elaborate detail to immerse the reader in the experiences he had to push through, but …show more content…
As he describes or becomes any character through any series of events, the different characters give different point of views for each event, with other feelings and emotions towards a subject. As a result, O’brien constructs many events that have a personal and close affect the reader, by getting much more elaborate detail. By viewing the same event many times do his own eyes, while also adding made up characters to add to the seriousness, or the main point he is trying to make. In the things they carried O’brien in his first person point of view is key to explaining all the actions, burdens, side effects, emotions, and everything in how the war impacts people. With people dying and witnessing gruesome images, the soldiers fall ill to their own grief. As in the beginning of the book you're able to see that the author does not want to go to war, in fact he plans on fleeing to Canada to avoid the War draft. He then realizes how such a coward he is in forces himself to go into the “stupid war.” By having such thoughts played first-person the reader is able to identify the struggle that the authors going through. Just how difficult it is to keep going through his thoughts and ideas, and what he's thinking having it logical to the reader. “I became a coward to my own demise” (O’brien 67). Once he goes to war O'Brien regrets it immediately and longs to be back home. After seeing one of his comrades call to a bullet, he then

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