Sunday, January 29, 2012
On The Rainy River
On the rainy river was my favorite chapter in the entire book. I thought it was interesting how O'Brien faced a tough decision and how he made the decision to go fight in the war. O'Brien explains how hard of a decision it was for him and how deeply he had to think about the decision. O'Brien would have gone to Canada if not for Elroy. O'Brien said, "I was a coward. I went to the war." I liked the irony towards the end of the chapter where he called himself a coward, when he being brave in the eyes of everyone else and going to fight in the war. O'Brien felt deep inside that if he was courageous than he would have left the country and do what he really wanted to do, but he fell into the peer pressure and fought in the war.