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Tim O'Brien Research Presentation

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  • Tim O’Brien:The Man, the Soldier, the Writer and the Relationship Between O’Brien’s Life Experiences and His Writings
    By: Kenneth Rhodes
  • Introduction
    The Man
    The Soldier
    The Writer
    The Relationship Between O’Brien’s Life Experiences and His Writings
    Tim O’Brien
  • Born in Minnesota
    Raised in Worthington, Minnesota
    Enjoyed Magic Tricks as a Youth
    Graduated summa cum laude from Macalester University with a degree in Political Science
    The Man
  • Drafted into the United States Army in 1968
    Served in Vietnam War as an infantry foot soldier
    Assigned to a platoon that participated in the My Lai Massacre
    Received a Purple Heart medal of honor
    The Soldier
  • Internship at the Washington Post
    Authored Several Books and Short Stories
    Award winning author and lecturer
    If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
    Northern Lights
    Going After Cacciato
    The Nuclear Age
    The Things They Carried
    In the Lake of the Woods
    Tomcat in Love
    The Vietnam in Me
    July, July
    The Writer
  • The Relationship
  • The Man
    O’Brien -Used his love of magic as tricks for writing
    Lee - Used Worthington as the setting for In the Lake of the Woods
    The Soldier
    Reflected in the title of his writings
    Reflected in the context of his writings
    The Writer
    Writing skills are notable as indicated by the Honors/Awards O’Brien has received for his works
    The Relationship Sources
  • 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.
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    Fantroy, Ervin. First Sergeant Kenneth Rhodes. 19 July 2009.
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    University of Texas. University of Texas at Austin. 11 December 2007. 17 July 2009 <http://www.utexas.edu/news/2007/12/11/hrc_obrien/>.
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