Unrealism In The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

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What is surrealism? How do you know what’s real or unreal? Sometimes when authors write we can’t tell if it's real or more of an exaggeration. We can't really understand the truth. In the novel ‘’The Things They Carried’’ by Tim O’Brien is about the Vietnam War and his experiences with it. It’s more of knowing whether what is being told to us is true or surreal. In the chapter how to tell a True war story, rat Kiley introduces us to Curt Lemon, his best friend and he makes the readers think about if the story is true or not. For example when curt lemon died and rat Kiley was telling the story of how his death came. rat Kiley said when he died it was almost beautiful. “The way the sunlight came around him and lifted him up and sucked him high into a tree full of moss and vines and white blossoms [67]” The way he said that made the readers think if it was true or more of “it happened so fast and I don’t want to remember it so I’m going to make up things “or more of an exaggeration. ‘’ in many cases a true war story cannot be believed if you believe it be skeptical. It’s a question of credibility. Often the crazy stuff is true and the normal stuff isn’t because the normal is necessary to make you believe the truly …show more content…

It’s scarier than I would imagine sometimes it could make you do things you would never imagine yourself doing. If you would ever ask me what I think about the Vietnam War or what I think about it. I would tell you to me it’s a different life and you’re a different person as soon as you walk into it and out of it. ‘’they carried the soldiers greatest fear which was the fear of blushing men killed and died because they were embarrassed not to it was what had brought them to war in the first place nothing positive no dreams or glory or honor’’[20] You won’t come back the

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