What Is War Really Like? Hollywood Has Made Us Believe That War?
Angels by Walter Dean Myers does not glamorize the concept of war, Instead, Myers demonstrates the unromantic reality, the moral ambiguity and how preconceived notions have no effect on war. Richie
Perry, the protagonist and his fellow soldiers experience and realize that war is completely different from what they imagined and learn the unsatisfying truth about war. Richie Perry joins the army with illusions about what war is like. Just like us, he has learned about war from movies or stories that portray war as heroic and glorious. However throughout the novel, what Perry and his fellow soldiers experience in Vietnam has almost no resemblance to what they thought what war was. In Fallen Angels, war is far from heroic, everyone looking out only for their own