Where Have You Gone Charming Billy

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War’s Reality We as humans find conflict to be rash and futile, but to the soldiers that fight for our freedom, it is an honor and a privilege, but it is dreadful nonetheless. We are going to be discussing Tim O'Brien's intentions in writing the short story “Where Have You Gone Charming Billy.” It is my understanding that he wrote the story to tell us about war as it is hard to imagine its entirety and that war takes lives. Finally, I believe that he wants us to see how dangerous and terrifying war really is. So let’s explore this complication. I believe that he thinks of war as hard to imagine because of the quote in the story that says,”They were quiet a while. And the night was quiet, no crickets, or birds, and it was hard to imagine it
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