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    In the brilliant novel, In The Lake Of The Woods, Tim O’Brien tells his audience many things about the nature of love. O’Brien claims that the nature of love is solely only to love and be loved. O’Brien says that, “It was the nature of love that John Wade went to the war. Not to hurt or be hurt, not to be a good citizen or a hero or a moral man. Only for love. Only to be loved.”(59) This means that in many instances, people's nature of love is simply just for love. Nothing else. The nature of…

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    The Things They Carried is a collection of stories that Tim O’Brien the author of the novel uses to portray his experiences and feelings throughout the Vietnam War. This book conveys the life of the men throughout the war and post war and shares his vivid experiences as if you were almost there. O’Brien not only tells the cruel part of his experiences but the love and sacrifice that bonded the soldiers to form a sense of brotherhood. In the Book The Thing They Carried, O’Brien conveys bonds…

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    In times of war, the masculine epitome was provided the soldier figure. However in a post-war context, this stable image of masculinity became blurred. The struggle to mentally pinpoint and physically embody an ideal form of masculinity befitting the era is epitomised in Storey and Sillitoe’s protagonists. The multiplicity of male social roles and uncertainty in claiming a specifically male physical space results in embattled narratives of tension and flux. In extension of the developments of…

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    War tends to take a toll on citizens who both participate in the fight and remain home. Literature such as The Sniper and A Separate Peace proves that if you are directly on the battlefield or even at a simple all boys school, war and its curse alters everyone's life one way or another and no matter who you are you can and will be impacted by it. The two authors of the two works want to show some of the anxiety and guilt war tends to cause that ruins lives. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles,…

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    War, as many people know, creates massive casualties of humans, hatred among humankind, and overall, catastrophe. Many soldiers, who are also the leading generation for our future, are forced to take part in what could be known as “homicide” as they would go on to kill their enemies, most of them belonging to same age. It is no wonder that the horribleness and atrocity of war is a common theme among poets. The literary works of Owen, Jarrell, and Komunyakaa asserts that war causes severe damages…

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    The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a short story about a platoon that consisted of 17 men, led by Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, and their experiences during the Vietnam War. The story is centered around the terrible conditions of Vietnam and the many items carried by the soldiers that were not only needed for survival, but also personal items that helped them get through each day. Each soldier carried the same necessities, some of them are: a flak jacket, a plastic poncho, pocket knives,…

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    citizen. Food being an issue for such a large army, when moving or chasing an enemy army, often they would just take what they wanted from the surrounding towns and…

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    The movie tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley. The military higher-ups in the US army stated that the battle was a success. I would be willing to say that if you were to ask someone who was actually on the ground fighting the battle, they would not come to the same conclusion. The battle lines were not clearly drawn during the battle…

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    Dick Couch writes a thought-provoking book, A Tactical Ethic: Moral Conduct in the Insurgent Battlespace, which details a growing problem in the United States military, i.e. maintaining ethical and moral behavior on and off-duty. His supporting arguments are society emphasizes behavior not conducive to promoting positive ethical behavior, malignant personalities in the ranks spreading negative behavior, and the ambiguity of the asymmetric warfare fought today. He provides anecdotal evidence…

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    Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried, comprises twenty-two individual fictional war stories. Although a war novel, the stories don’t focus on guns, grenades, blood, or gore. It focuses on the “human heart.” O’Brien’s novel teaches us that the “human heart” is fragile and the negative impacts of war can break it. Innocence and life are effected in return. Young men enter the war clenching onto they innocence. Unknowingly, they will be stripped from it. Mary Anne Bell—a significant…

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