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    • Descriptions of a Soldiers War:Tim O’Brien’s Use of Detail in Vietnam War NovelsDavid Asbill
      English 1102
      Professor Owens
      10/3/2010
    • Tim O’Brien’s Novels dealing with the Vietnam War
      Going After Cacciato
      The Things They Carried
      If I Die In A Combat Zone
      The Nuclear Age
      Northern Lights
    • The Use of Detail
      Tim O’Brien’s use of Details in his stories are what sets him apart from all other war time writers.
      His descriptions of characters, places and emotions
      make the reader “Feel” as if they are in the story themselves.
      Tim O’Brien fought in Vietnam.
      This gave him the insight needed
      To give vivid details to his stories.
    • Vietnam was a place that no American Soldier wanted to fight
    • Every American dealt with the war in their own way……
      Some men chose to “dodge” the draft altogether by fleeing to Canada
      Some committed crimes to become inelligable
      Others enrolled in college
      Most men did what their country asked and went to war……..
      It is how they dealt with the war that separated them
    • Details Define O’Brien’s Works
      Tim O’Brien uses several characters throughout several novels to express his feelings on how he and his fellow soldiers coped with the pressures of the Vietnam War. How he detailed these coping measures is what sets his collection of works apart from every other war time author.