Tim O 'Brien's Meaning Of War'

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Meaning of War Tim O 'brien wants readers to understand the meaning of war. His way of explaining war is by writing fictional short stories and giving speeches. Even though his stories are fictional they still contain the thoughts and feelings of war through the eyes of a soldier. The first topic is stress.”It occurred to me that he was going to die.” O’brien explains the stress of war while his character watches a fellow soldier slowly lose his life. He also explains the stressful ”heat of the moment” decisions involved. The second topic is emotion. O’brien explains how emotion was dealt with in war by soldiers. ”He told me I was a soldier, and I needed to shape up.” They did not want to show emotion because that meant they were weak, and
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