How to Tell a True War Story" O'Brien was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. He is telling several stories in different points of views, of things that happened to him and his buddies while at war and on how you or someone else might believe or not believe a true war story. He tells about how his friend dies in three different views. How his friend dies and it looks beautiful, somewhat how is happened and then the true war story. He also tells little stories within the whole Story. The first story O'Brien tells is how his friend's death looked beautiful. He starts off by naming who is his friend was that died, which is Curt Lemon. Curt and Rob Kiley aka Rat Kiley, they were goofing around (like kids do) playing catch around a mine field. Playing catch in a mine field you don't hear that everyday. Then suddenly a noise struck and separately curt stepped from the shade in the sunlight .His face was Brown and shinny. " A handsome kid really sharp grey eyes , lean and narrow wasted, and when he died it was almost BEAUTIFUL" For a moment there I thought O'Brien was saying death was beautiful , so Die. You know when you die you see the light. That was the way I understood it. That was the first story O'Brien had told. He says "When a booby-trap explodes, you close your eyes and duck, truthfully to me if I would have heard a noise struck I would have ran and not have stayed to watch. He states in many cases a true war story cannot be believed. Is that true? I think if depends on who's telling the story. Many people often think that crazy stuff is true and normal stuff isn't. O'Brien begins to tell of a short story about craziness in people. A man named Mitchell Sanders and his trail of 6-man platoon. They were sent to the Mountains to listen to the Enemy; Well I don't think they heard the enemy. They had been there a couple of days just listening to the air, animals eating etc . They grew tired and started to hear things, like
Negative Effects of War
In “How to Tell a True War Story,” Tim O’Brien presents many themes within his story. One major theme is the negative effects of war on a soldier. Many situations arise in the story that bring out the theme to make it easy to understand for the reader. The effects of war can be very harmful to a soldier’s life, and he or she can be scarred forever.
When Bob Kiley’s friend, Curt Lemon, dies at the beginning of the story, Kiley takes the time to write Lemon’s sister. He….
In the essay, “How to Tell a True War Story,” Tim O’Brien tells several stories of war to illustrate to his readers the criteria for truth in storytelling. O’Brien offers his readers a guide to telling and determining war stories that are true, for the author, true does not necessarily mean actual or real. Instead, O’Brien tells us what a true war story is, but his requirements are not always clear precise—a true war story “never seems to end,” (O’Brien 273) “embarrasses you,” (270) “are contradictory….
1 April 2012
“How to Tell a True War Story”
O’Briens “How to Tell a True War Story”, is a compilation of war stories and some experiences that men have had while away from home, at war during a battle. The theme of O’Briens short story is to always look at the positive side of all things that may happen in one’s life. There is a positive side in every single action that takes place in people’s lives. O’Brien tries to explain a war story as best as he can but, most believe….
write this log on Tim O'Brien's How to Tell a True War Story. I myself have read, or watched depending on the medium, other story's that attempt to tackle the same issue. That issue being whether or not it is possible for someone to tell a "true" war story without having experienced war themselves. I do not believe anyone who has not actually been in a war can write a war story that is entirely true to life. However, so long as whoever attempts to write a war story does everything to make sure it….
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 telling….
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….
The story by Tim O’Brien shows how the soldiers are themselves and can also be serious. O’Brien also sees how Vietnam changes the soldiers and how they see the world now. There will be people that will ask if it’s true or not true they can asks what happened. There can be different ways to tell a story but they can ask what happen. O’Brien would know which story he really believes. O’Brien will give use by looking at Rat’s point of view, and Sanders point of view of Lemon death and how Rat copes….
October 7th, 2013
“How to Tell a True War Story”
In the short story, “How to Tell a True War Story,” the implicit problem that is created about the story by its first line, “this is true,” is that the readers may think the line is sarcasm and not believe the information being said. The readers will question if the story is true or not. Throughout the story the narrator says how many war stories are not true so I do not know what to believe. The author, Tim O’Brien….
How to Tell a True War Story
We have all heard the stories that our parents tell in order to prove a point. One example is the “I walked 10 miles over snowy hills to get to school” or one of my favorites, “If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?” These stories or statements try to convey a truth. The only problem is that while a parent sees it one way, his or her child does not. Even if the parent had walked to school 10 miles over hills every day in snow….
Intro to Literature
Short Story Analysis Paper
October 5, 2009
“How to Tell a True War Story”
I found “How to Tell a True War Story” the most interesting short story we have read so far. Why? Because the story is true and so very real. The story paints such a vivid picture of war and what effects it has on the many men involved. The people are real people, the events are real events, and the story is a real story. It really drives home the point because war is such a big part of life today….