Song Tra Bong

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The protagonist of “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” would be Mark Fossie. The chapter is mostly about Fossie’s girlfriend Mary Anne, struggling about the conflict between him and his girlfriend and the problems that Anne made. Tim O’Brien used imagery to describe Fossie’s girlfriend Mary Anne “She had long white legs and blue eyes and a completion like strawberry ice cream.” (page. 87). “It was only when something struck her as truly funny.” (page. 95) the author used simile to describe Mary Anne’s change of laughter after few weeks she’ve been in war place. The imagery on page 100, the author used metaphor to describe Fossie’s felling and to set the mood of lost. “At the girl’s throat was a necklace of human tongues.” (page. 105). This imagery…show more content…
Since the beginning of the book, there were a love story of Lt. Cross. And few other love stories of soldiers in Alpha company. Lt. Jimmy Cross and Martha, Mark Fossie and Mary Anne Bell, Dobbins and his girlfriend, the main love stories in the book. Soldiers, by sending and receiving the letter they remind their hope after the war, the love is like the savior to soldiers. However, as on chapter “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” and “Stocking” the love cannot be always the same. The theme of these chapters and example is that the love cannot be the absolute savior.
In chapter “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” as the chapter goes toward the end, Mary turns more wild, and becomes one of the vietnam, the war, the forest, and the death. This chapter was the most intense chapter along the story. As well as the chapter “Style”, the girl on the burnt house was kept dancing. Those ironies cannot be one of the normal lives, the theme of these stories that could be is that on war place the strange and intense things become one of the trite. Hence it became one of people’s lives, no one can found out what’s wrong with it; things are extremely regular to the people in
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