Sunday, January 29, 2012
How to Tell a True War Story
In my opinion, I liked this chapter the best because if you think about it, it is completely true. Knowing mulitple people who have served in a war, I started to realize that some of the stories they told me might not be true. "A true story is never Moral. A true war story cannot be believed in many cases. You can tell a true war story by the way it never seems to end. A true war story never generalizes. And, you can tell a true war story by the questions you ask," (O'Brien 68-83), this goes to explain that you will never learn something from a war story and it should not contain very much detail, otherwise it is most likely not all true. This chapter means the most to me not for a reason pertaining to the book, but more for the fact that my younger brother will be attending The United States Military Academy at West Point next year. As we discussed in class, "War changes people," and not always for the better, so I am curious how my little brother will act in a couple years. At this point in the story, I would have to say that Mary Anne is my favorite character because she is a perfect example of how war changes people.