There needs to be written answers to the following questions as journals. Journals can be written as small paragraphs or bigger paragraphs. Please, help to write journals.
Things They Carried:“How
to Tell a True War Story”
List the narrator’s comments about what
constitutes a true war story. What do you think these competing and
contradictory ideas finally add up to?
Things They Carried: “Ambush”
\In this chapter, O’Brien says that he
keeps writing war stories because he did kill someone in Vietnam. In what ways
is the title “Ambush” significant?
38.O’Brien,The Things TheyCarried:“Speaking of Courage” and“Notes”
What is the effect of “notes,” in which
O’Brien explains the story behind “Speaking of Courage”? Does your appreciation
of the story change when you learn which parts are “true” and which are the
Things They Carried:“In
O’Brien writes, “When a man died, there
had to be blame.” What does this mandate do to the men of O’Brien’s company?
Are they justified in thinking themselves at fault? How do they cope with their
own feelings of culpability?
Things They Carried:“The
Lives of the Dead”
On the copyright page of one edition of
the novel appears the following: “This is a work of fiction. Except for a few
details regarding the author’s own life, all the incidents, names and
characters are imaginary.” How does this statement affect your reading of the