Tim O’Brien:The Man, the Soldier, the Writer and the Relationship Between O’Brien’s Life Experiences and His Writings<br />By: Kenneth Rhodes<br />
Introduction<br />The Man<br />The Soldier<br />The Writer<br />The Relationship Between O’Brien’s Life Experiences and His Writings<br />Conclusion <br />Tim O’Brien<br />
Born in Minnesota<br />Raised in Worthington, Minnesota<br />Enjoyed Magic Tricks as a Youth<br />Graduated summa cum laude from Macalester University with a degree in Political Science<br />The Man<br />
Drafted into the United States Army in 1968<br />Served in Vietnam War as an infantry foot soldier<br />Assigned to a platoon that participated in the My Lai Massacre<br />Received a Purple Heart medal of honor<br />The Soldier<br />
Internship at the Washington Post<br />Authored Several Books and Short Stories<br />Award winning author and lecturer<br />Writings<br />If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home<br />Northern Lights<br />Going After Cacciato<br />The Nuclear Age<br />The Things They Carried <br />In the Lake of the Woods<br />Tomcat in Love<br />The Vietnam in Me<br />July, July<br />The Writer <br />
The Man <br />O’Brien -Used his love of magic as tricks for writing <br />Lee - Used Worthington as the setting for In the Lake of the Woods<br />The Soldier<br />Reflected in the title of his writings<br />Reflected in the context of his writings<br />The Writer<br />Writing skills are notable as indicated by the Honors/Awards O’Brien has received for his works<br />The Relationship Sources<br />
Tim O’Brien is a gifted writer that utilizes his intelligence to bring his life experiences to reality in a fictional setting. He has a flare for exploding the truth that forces a reader to continue the excursion of his words.<br /> <br />Conclusion<br />
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