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What happened on the rainy river?
O'Brien chose to go fight in Vietnam and not avoid the war by going to Canada.
How do you tell a true war story?
By being specific, not using absolutes, and telling a story where it really doesn't matter if it actually happened.
Who did Mary Anne Bell leave Fossie for in The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong?
The greenies or Green Berets
What did Rat care more about than being accurate?
Zeitgeist or making you feel like you were there when the story was happening.
Why is the saying, "War is hell" a bad generality?
Because war is much more complicated than just being a really bad experience.
a temple or sacred building, usually a pyramidlike tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over the individual stories.
What chapter is this quote from - "I couldn't ever be a real minister, because you have to be super sharp. Upstairs, I mean. It takes brains. You have to explain some hard stuff like why people die, or why God invented pneumonia and all that."
What chapter did the following quote come from - "And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special waythat dawn spreads out on a river when you know you must cross teh river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters who never write back and people who never listen."
How to tell a true war story
Who did O'Brien spend most of the story The Man I killed describing?
The man he killed - to humanize the enemy.
Why did they call a tree the "lemon tree?"
Because Curt Lemon stepped on a mine and was blown up into a tree.
What does Zeitgeist mean?
the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.
a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
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