The story of Tim O'brien is based on the experience soldiers went through in the Vietnam War. The story is mainly focused on the character Private First Class Paul Berlin who was just deployed on the war zone. He lives the story with fear because one soldier died before because he was scared to death. This is an excellent example of the war in Vietnam, where one second is hot and the other second it's raining, and where the environment is unpredictable. This story shows us how each soldier felt The story of Tim O"brien is based on the experience soldiers went through in the Vietnam War. The story is mainly focused on the character Private First Class Paul Berlin who was just deployed on the war zone. He lives the story with fear because one soldier died before because he was scared to death. This is an excellent example of the war in Vietnam, where one second is hot and the other second it"s raining, and where the environment is unpredictable. This story shows us how each soldier felt during this harsh times. Private First Class Paul Berlin goes through and incident that scarred him for life. He was constantly scared from the moment he first arrived. His character doesn"t change through the story since he is always afraid. The story tells the reader how 30 years ago, soldiers felt during war. You can find fear, like soldiers were first deployed or when they didn"t knew what to do on dangerous locations. Courage, like when they put the lives of others after theirs, and determination in this story and unprediction where the soldiers can"t know what"s happening next. " Where have you gone, Billy Boy, Billy Boy, Oh, where have you gone charming Billy?" ...even more


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"Walking through the paddy, his boots made sleepy, sloshing sounds, like a lullaby, and he tried not to think. Though he was afraid, he now knew that fear came in many degrees and types and peculiar categories... His fear was now diffuse and unformed: ghosts in the tree line, nighttime fears of a child, a boogieman in the closet that his father would open to show empty, saying 'See? Nothing there, champ. Now you can sleep.'"Tim O'Brien was drafted into service for the Vietnam War. He had sworn h "Walking through the paddy, his boots made sleepy, sloshing sounds, like a lullaby, and he tried not to think. Though he was afraid, he now knew that fear came in many degrees and types and peculiar categories... His fear was now diffuse and unformed: ghosts in the tree line, nighttime fears of a child, a boogieman in the closet that his father would open to show empty, saying "See? Nothing there, champ. Now you can sleep.""Tim O"Brien was drafted into service for the Vietnam War. He had sworn he would run away to Canada instead of enlisting, but something inside him stopped him in his tracks. He told a reporter, "My conscience told me to run, but I was ashamed of my conscience, ashamed to be doing the right thing." After his return home, he attended Harvard and published many influential articles and novels. I found O"Brien"s story to be an intruiging and genuine reflection of humanity. Life can get ugly - and humans certainly seem bent on keeping it that way.Though brief, "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" offers a compelling look at the way young men coped with the horrors of the war. "In the morning, when they reached the sea, it would be better. The hot afternoon would be over, he would bathe in the sea and he would forget how frightened he had been on his first day at the war. The second day would not be so bad. He would learn." We don"t know much about Private First Class Paul Berlin, but we do see past his tough (albeit inexperienced) soldier exterior into his raw emotion - centering on fear. This was such a dark time in history, and yet these men still stood. They still went on. That"s something that will always astound me - the resiliency of human nature; the ability to find sources of light in thick blackness. ...even more