The Things They Carried Literary Analysis

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All warfare is based on deception. The corrupt talk while our brothers and sons spill there own blood. The bigger the lie the more who be alive it. When a nation cries for vengeance the more the lie spreads, like a wild fire. History is written by the victor our enemies be alive they dictate the course of history. But all it takes is the will of one single man. How can we really know what the truth is? In Tim O'Brien “the things they carried’ what really defines a war story being true? Its never moral, the uncertainty, or is it the horror and honor? The things that happen in war are never moral. War has a dirty bloody, gorier, and violent side to it. Well that’s what war is? "War is nuts war is fun, war is thrilling, and war is drudgery war makes you a man: war makes you dead"-Tim O’Brien pg 80. Tim Obion tells how there’s all these strange but exciting parts of war that you really can’t understand. Who and what are you fighting for. The government flies you in some hell hole without any real reason for you to be there. They give you a weapon and tell you who the enemy is and that’s what you have to accept. But are you really there to help them or save them? Fairy tales always have a happy ending to them. But some stories don’t end with happy and forever after. Some end with a cold dark about end an end of a life. The life of a soldier told what was right from wrong. Believing they died for a true and good cause. But could it all be a lie drowned in a river of blood? “Fiction is the lie that helps us understand the truth.” Tim Obrien pg 82 A war stories can be fun and adventures the squads of solders going through the jungles with Stealth, speed and, precision working like a finally tuned machine as one. The story gets fast and progresses with more and more suspense. The suspense of the night the dangers that lurk within. And the suspense of the battles gun firer and thousands of pounds of explosives but its not all fun and games with out some one getting hurt....
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