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The theme I have chosen is that of love. Love is a general focus and general hidden gem in the works we have read in the course of the last eight weeks. The two literary stories I have decided to examine in support of that is “How to Tell a True War Story” (if you have not noticed, this is my absolute favorite story we have read but also goes along well with this topic) of the dramatic genre and the genre of poetry in the form of “I Too” by that of the legendary Langston Hughes. These two stories treat the subject of love in different way for the most part but we will get to the similarities when we get there. “How to Tell a True War Story” is a love story (among others), Tim O’Brien describes the relationships he held throughout the war, this story describes love for a girl and it describes love for the friends he had made in the worst times he ever experienced. The love they experience with one another is that of respect and time. Love is shown in the form of sacrifice for the happiness of others. Love in this story is when a soldier puts …show more content…
It is love for those that may not love him. It is love for a country that has yet to fully represent his own as promised. He loves this country even through the flaws presented to his face every day. The love he exhibits is that of expectation. Expectation that the right thing will happen in the future. The love is strong for those that have wronged him. His love for his countrymen will not be plateaued. Hughes knows that the day will come when he will get the apology and the love he did not receive back then. The love he sees is the foundation of which the country was to be grown into. This is the kind of love that is among the strongest because it does not bring him down and he is willing to do his best for it to not let it bring anyone else down no matter what color their skin is because as he says continuously throughout the poem, he too sings America. A beautiful

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