Sunday, January 29, 2012
How to tell a True War Story
In the book, the chapter that meant the most to me was "On the Rainy River." I liked this chapter because it was true in every way. No matter what others say, what you feel on the inside almost always wins. While he was on the river he thought more and more about going to war. And when he finally decided to go back it was because his inner self was telling him too. My favorite character is Jimmy Cross because he showed love for a girl back home. Even though she didn't love him it is a true war feeling. Many of the men left a loved one behind and its all they thought about. Jimmy only thought about Martha. "I would go to war- I would kill and maybe die- because i was embarrassed not to (O'Brien 59)." This quote from On the Rainy River is very significant because it showed what his reason was for going to war. It wasn't for him, his country, or the right thing to do. It was because he was embarrassed.