Unformatted text preview: of the most unbearable parts are true, while some of the normal parts are not, sometimes they are impossible to tell. Th mrora of a true war story, like the thread that makes the loth, cannot be separated from the story itself. It cannot be made general or abstract. In a true war story, nothing is absolutely true. When O’Brien describes the death of Curt Lemon, it is unspecific and detached. The essence fo a true war story lies in the reality of the situation. A true war story is not about courage and heroism but about the reality of misplaced heroism and anger. Also about the inability for soldiers to deal affectively with their feelings about a horribke expiernce. Alcotts story does not follow the criteria. Because it is true, and it is believable and specific and attached....
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- Fall '08
- The Normal, Rule of thumb, A Story, Tell, Louisa May Alcott