Another thing that stood out to me in this chapter was when O’Brien mentioned that by the dead man’s face there was a butterfly fluttering around. Change ), How to Tell a True War Story- The Man I Killed (Chapters 7-12), The Ghost Soldiers- The Lives of the Dead (Chapters 20-22). These two scenes made me wonder why Rat Kiley would harm an innocent animal after his friend was just killed.

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But even then, the woman’s sensibility remained a mystery. I think the ending of the chapter when Tim won’t respond to Kiowa shows that there is always a limit to a friendship, and being in a war could make some of those limits be displayed. Have I really understood them?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 5.) Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But is that a bad thing? It really made me think of all the stories I’ve been told over the years. 0000092881 00000 n He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories. “The Things They Carried”. "How To Tell A True War Story" Post a new message. I think Tim O’Brien meant to put this story in the book to show that the war not only affects men, but it affects women in the same way as well.

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The two stories I read and annotated this week were “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Revising the Footlicker Story.” “How to Tell a True War Story” refers to the book The Things They Carried, a book about a platoon during the Vietnam War.“Revising the Footlicker Story” was about a story the author’s date once told him. How to Tell a True War Story 8.7 of 10 on the basis of 3247 Review. Make a list with your groups using specific quotes from the text.

Next time I read, I think i’ll look deeper into the story’s meaning. The author only went on a few dates with this girl and he was obviously hung up on the situation. In the chapter “How to Tell a True War Story”, O’Brien addresses many things. During the date, the girl he was with told him a story about how she let a guy lick her toes and feet for ten dollars.

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In the beginning of the story, she was recognizable to all of the soldiers and the reader.

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Details are important and you have to make the reader believe the story. “Revising the Footlicker Story” was about a story the author’s date once told him. It’s the detail that makes the reader in no way doubt the facts and honesty behind the story.

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The story of her mutating into a killer mirrors that of all the soldiers of the Vietnam War. This story was about the unexpected. He showed that women, too, can be driven mad.

It’s about sisters who never write back and people who never listen.” This quote really stuck out to me as I was reading it. ( Log Out /  I think that O’Brien wanted all of his readers to see what the war was capable of. He also says that there is a correct and incorrect way of listening to stories. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out / 

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“The Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” is the only story in the book that revolves around a female.