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  1. 1. 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 />
  2. 2. 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 />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. 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 />
  6. 6. The Relationship <br />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. 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 />
  9. 9. Brown University. Brown University. 21 April 1999. 2009 17 July &lt;http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WritingVietnam/obrienpreface.html&gt;.<br />Crawford, Franklin. Cornell Chronicle. 28 October 1999. 13 July 2009 &lt;http://www. news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/99/10.28.99/)&apos;Brien_lecture.html&gt;.<br />Fantroy, Ervin. First Sergeant Kenneth Rhodes. 19 July 2009.<br />Flag Staff Central. Flag Staff Central. April 2004. 17 July 2009 &lt;http://www.flagstaffcentral.com/bookfest2004/authors2004/obrien.html&gt;.<br />Kowars, Kacey. &quot;KaceyKowars Show.&quot; 13 September 2004. KaceyKowars Show. 17 July 2009 &lt;www.kaceykowarsshow.com/auhtors/obrien.html&gt;.<br />Lee, Don. Ploughshares. 2009. 13 July 2009 &lt;http://www.pshares.org/issues/article.cfm?prmArticleID=3989&gt;.<br />Merricks, Alvin. Illyria. 31 August 2004. 13 July 2009 &lt;http://www.illyria.com/tob/tobbi.html&gt;.<br />Sawyer, Scott. Mars Hill Review. 13 July 2002. 13 July 2009 &lt;http://www.leaderu.com/marshill/mhr04/tim1.html&gt;.<br />University of Texas. University of Texas at Austin. 11 December 2007. 17 July 2009 &lt;http://www.utexas.edu/news/2007/12/11/hrc_obrien/&gt;.<br />Wikipedia. Wikipedia. 4 July 2009. 13 July 2009 &lt;http://em.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_O%27Brien_(author)&gt;.<br /> <br />Work Cited<br />
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