There needs to be answered to a following question in a form of discussion.
Much of the stories in
O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried are imaginative
reinventions of actual episodes that occured during his own tour of duty in
Vietnam in 1968-69. For O'Brien, happening-truth (what
actually happened in real life) can be less true than story-truth (what
happens only in fiction). Do you agree with O'Brien's artistic
philosophy? Why or why not?