O 'Brien's How To Tell A True War Story'

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Although the concepts of truth are the same, no person will have the same exact definition of truth. Many people can share a truth, but none of them will always be the same. In O'Brien's The Things They Carried, there's an excerpt called How to Tell a True War Story, an example of O’Brien’s claim can be found when he talks about Mitchell Sanders’ story. It involves a troop that went into the mountains for a listening post operation. He mentions that these men began to hear strange echoes and music, which frightens them. One night they hear something in resemblance to a cocktail party, becoming delusional they hear talking monkeys and trees. They then proceed to order air strikes to hit everything they can see, but the next day they still hear these voices. Sanders approaches O’Brien and admits to him that some parts were made up by him. This leads O’Brien to claim that the moral of a story cannot be separated from the actual story and that the significance of a story being true or not is whether or not you believe it in your stomach. O’Brien insists that a true story is not moral and informs us to…show more content…
Truth in a variety of different answers situations is harder to find than when it's up against the act of telling the truth vs. lying. This means insists that if a question was asked if you did something committed some crime or not, there is objectively only one truth in that case. If you feel that something is true based off how you believe it in your stomach, you're lying to yourself. As Even if an answer to a simple math question that you are sure you have gotten right, you make yourself believe it you can get it wrong. It's not until you are given the actual trueth answer where you realize you can't feel it. The subjectivity of this comes from if you believe that the right answer is true. To choose whether or not to believe it, is all based off your interest of wanting to do so. or

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