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  • War Story And Spielberg
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    Assignment #4 According to the author Tim O'Brien, people tend to readily accept the 'facts' presented of what happened during a war. People do not consider the existence of fallacies regarding the actual stories of what happens in wars, few consider that the 'facts' of an incident often change through people's words. The film 'Saving the Private Ryan' by Steven Spielberg features both facts and seeming ness part of the war story. Since it is so difficult to fully describe a war using human lang...
  • How To Tell A True War Story
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    War can be defined as "an active struggle between competing entities. It's truly hard to tell who is right or wrong during a war. Both sides are fighting for what they believe in and what is true to their heart. In the end there is always two things promised - destruction and death. These two objects can explain the result in every facet of war from the physical to emotional. In "How to Tell a True War Story" O'Brien explores the relationship between the events during a war and the art of tellin...
  • O'Brien How To Tell A True War Story
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    How to Tell a True War Story - The Irony of Truth in Tim O'Brien's "How to Tell a True War Story" "This is true". (O'Brien, 420) - with this simple statement which also represents a first, three-word introductory paragraph to Tim O'Brien's short story, "How to Tell a True War Story", the author reveals the main problem of what will follow. "Truth" - when looked up in a dictionary, we would probably find definitions similar to sincerity and honesty on the one hand, and correctness, accuracy or re...
  • How To Tell A True War Story
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    Tim O'Brien's "How to Tell a Ture War Sotry" and Margaret Atwood's "Death by Landscape" are tragic stories that are relived through the memories of the narrators. I would not consider "How to Tell a Ture War Sotry" and Death by Landscape" ghosts so tries. My understnatding of a ghost story is a haunting of someone or something. Both stories are interpretations of a personal belief of what happened to thier friends. The narrator of "How to Tell a True War Story", describes how he saw Lemon die. H...
  • Fate Of Romeo And Juliet
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    In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, underlying forces play an extremely powerful role throughout the story. These forces turn out to cause many terrible events. Shakespeare hints at the outcome throughout the story and makes the reader hope more and more that Romeo and Juliet can live together. Unfortunately, the fate of Romeo and Juliet isn't a very preferable one. Romeo and Juliet were ultimately the ones responsible for their own deaths. The destinies of these two "star crossed lovers"...
  • Soldiers In The Vietnam War
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    American Dream Of The Soldiers Of The American Dream Of The Soldiers Of The Vietnam War? When we first got here– all of us– we were real young and innocent, full of romantic bullshit, but we learned pretty damn quick.? This quote was extracted from the book The Things They Carried by Tim O? Brien, and exemplifies the power that the war had in exploiting one's innocence. The Vietnam war drastically altered the soldier's American Dreams due to the great abundance of evil which was cele...

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